Chelsea set to reward star with improved four-year deal

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Chelsea appear keen to extend versatile defender Branislav Ivanovic's stay with the West London club.

According to the Daily Mail, the Blues are set to open talks over a new four-year deal for the Serbian international and are prepared to offer more than his current £120,000-per-week salary.

Such news is likely to reassure Chelsea fans, with Ivanovic having been linked with Paris Saint-Germain - a club becoming globally renowned for flexing it's considerable financial muscle in the transfer market since they were taken over - in recent weeks.

30-year-old Ivanovic joined Chelsea from Russian top-flight outfit Lokomotiv Moscow back in January 2008.

Although he did not exactly hit the ground running at Stamford Bridge and had to wait until the 2008/09 season to make his first-team bow during the ill-fated reign of Brazilian boss Luiz Felipe Scolari, Ivanovic eventually made a significant impact in a Blue shirt and has gone on to become one of Chelsea's most important players.

Equally adept at playing in the heart of defence or at right-back, Ivanovic is solid, versatile and unquestionably one of the most consistently reliable players available to Jose Mourinho.

The Mail further suggests that Ivanovic is keen to extend his stay with the club and that Chelsea are willing to discuss putting him in the same wage bracket as the likes of John Terry and Frank Lampard.

Chelsea fans, would you like to see Ivanovic extend his contract at the club? Does he deserve more than £120,000-per-week? Let us know your thoughts below...

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