Mikel will earn just around N70m per week with the Far East club.
Mikel has spent 10 years with Chelsea since moving from Nowergian club, Lyn in a protracted transfer saga but has recently struggled to find playing time under Chelsea coach, Antonio Conte.
In a statement he released this morning, Mikel said, ‘As you will know, I haven’t featured as much this season as I would have liked, and at 29 I still have many years in the game ahead of me. With this in mind, I feel now is the time to seek a new challenge. I’m delighted to be joining Tianjin TEDA FC in China, at a time that the Chinese Super League is really taking off, and I look forward to helping Tianjin TEDA FC continue to grow both on and off the pitch in the next few years.’