Nigeria/Chelsea midfielder, Mikel Obi, has fathered two children with women he had short relationships with, the UK Mirror reports.
The report says Mikel is the father of a four-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter, who was born after he met the mother at a London nightclub in 2013.
Mikel is understood to have bought a £500,000 (N1.75bn) house in 2013 in the Home Counties for his son and mum and is keen to play a part in the boy’s life.
A source told The Sun: “John also agreed to give her tens of thousands a year in upkeep and, I think, agreed to give her a new car every three to five years.”
Mikel also financially supports his daughter, who was born after the couple met at a London nightclub in 2013.
A friend of the daughter’s mum added: “John has provided for her and the girl.
“She seems to have come into money since having the baby and is keeping a low profile.”
Mikel is now dating russian model, Olga Diyachenko.
In an interview revealed: “I’ve been dating seriously for two years now. I’m in love. I’ve found love.”