The Daily Mail have made a shocking claim here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they seem to think that the Blues are stalling on a contract extension offer for Branislav Ivanovic.
The Serbian has seen the vice captaincy handed to him this season by Jose Mourinho, and despite that, has been poor and looks like the weak link in the Chelsea defence , which is really saying something.
As one of our punters notes over a couple of beers and games of pool with our landlord. we think that the Blues have to offer a new deal to one of their best players over the last couple of seasons and someone who has been stunning at times.
Not only is the right back a big presence in the dressing room and a pretty good defender, he is also someone who scores big goals for the club and we think will do so again this season.
Chelsea fans. Would you offer the player a new deal? Is he someone you would drop in place of Baba Rahman and shift Azpilicueta to right back? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!