The Daily Mail certainly have Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern smiling as they claim one of the club’s best and most consistent players could well be in line for a new deal.
Since his return to the club, Jose Mourinho has made it very clear that his first choice right back is Serbian international Branislav Ivanovic, and he has even forced Cesar Azpilicueta out to the opposing flank.
Ivanovic is exactly the kind of defender Mourinho favours, and has also popped up with some vital goals for Chelsea this season, and now looks set to be rewarded.
Mourinho and the Chelsea board are keen to keep the player at Stamford Bridge and want him to pen a long-term deal which will see him net around £120,000 per week – not exactly small change!
Chelsea are on the hunt for a top class forward this summer, but are fairly happy with their defensive line – and Ashley Cole looks like being the only one who will be departing – unless a large bid comes in for David Luiz after all!
Ivanovic will be offered improved terms on the current deal, and given he has just turned 30, our punters think this is a pretty good deal!
Is there any Chelsea player more deserving of a new Stamford Bridge deal than Ivanovic? Let us know your thoughts below.
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