The ongoing case of Nigerian starlet Jon Obi Mikel will be looked at by FIFA, as both Lyn and Manchester United remain deadlocked over the player’s future.

It was believed that Mikel would be moving to Old Trafford in the summer after a fee for his services had been agreed between the two clubs. However, the player has since stated that he had been forced to sign for the Red Devils under duress and that he actually favored a move to Premiership rivals Chelsea.

The game’s governing body will now assess the situation, with the player’s agent John Shittu requesting that they cancel the contract Mikel signed with United.

Lyn director Morgan Anderson, though, remains insistent that the deal still stands and has met with his United counterpart David Gil this week to prepare a joint response to the proposed investigation.

“We have no reason to believe that United will cancel the deal,” said Anderson after the meeting.

“They still want him. We are both on the same wave length and used the meeting to co ordinate our responses.”