Branislav Ivanovic could be latest Chelsea star on PSG radar
Paris Saint Germain is weighing up another move for a Chelsea player as they plan to make a move for unsettled Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic.
Having already completed the signing of one Blues defender in David Luiz this summer, the cash rich French club is looking to bolster its defense further with the addition of Luiz’s former team mate for a fee of around £ 15 million.
Having already allowed Brazilian defender Alex to leave for AC Milan and with Barcelona interested in signing young full back Marquinhos, Laurent Blanc is looking at alternative defenders to strengthen the team’s back line as he looks to find a winning formula for Europe.
The 30 year old right back still has two years left on his current contract with the Blues but he is looking for a more secure and long term deal at Stamford Bridge. And if Chelsea doesn’t provide Branislav Ivanovic with the kind of extension he is looking for, a move to the Parc des Princes might become too tempting.
Chelsea have followed in the footsteps of Arsenal and Manchester United of offering only one year rolling contracts to players over thirty and that makes the Serbian’s hopes of securing a long term deal harder to get.
Jose Mourinho has been scouting for a solution to his problems at left back for some time and with the signing of Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid looming large, Cesar Azpilicueta could be moved to his favored right back role, meaning the Serbian right back will have to sit out large parts of the season or play a bit part role.
And at 30 years of age, Branislav Ivanovic is not ready to accept that and this has led to increased speculation about a departure for greener pastures from London this summer.