According to ESPN, the midfielder is considering multiple offers from clubs in the English top-flight league including newly-promoted sides, Norwich and Sheffield United.
The report claimed that the Super Eagles captain could make a decision before heading off to the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, with Nigeria in Egypt next month.
The 32-year-old left Chelsea on a free transfer to Chinese club, Tianjin TEDA in 2017 after spending ten years at Stamford Bridge.
“There are some options right now for Mikel Obi, and a few more we expect to see over the coming days,” a source told ESPN.
“Once all the options are on the table, he will make a decision.
“He will most likely make the decision before the Africa Cup of Nations finals, although that will depend on what is on the table.”