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Barcelona consider offering Conte’s forgotten man surprise olive branch in January

The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have been talking about life under Antonio Conte and praising just how the Italian has cleaned up the mess left by Jose Mourinho last year. 

Life in west London is going swimmingly for the Blues right now and some of the stalwarts that soured the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’s’ second spell in charge have either been sorted out or left out of proceedings.

One of those is Branislav Ivanovic.

Despite the Serbian’s standing as one of the club’s most loyal servants in recent years, the 32-year-old has largely invoked the ire of the fans propping up the bar for a while now after a series of poor performances.

Which make recent reports from Goal all the more baffling.

They claim BARCELONA are eyeing a move for him in January as they look to bring in an experienced right-back to supplement the wonderful Sergio Roberto.

Dani Alves left the Blaugrana for Juventus in the summer and the La Liga champions are said to be keen due to the fact he’ll likely come on the cheap and is available for Champions League selection right away.

Out of contract at the Bridge in the summer, a move to the Camp Nou could well be on the cards.

Will Chelsea miss Ivanovic at all? Let us know below…


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