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Branislav Ivanovic targeted by Paris Saint-Germain

The Serbian international has developed a strong bond with the club. (©GettyImages)
The Serbian international has developed a strong bond with the club. (©GettyImages).

After agreeing a world-record deal to take Brazilian defender David Luiz to Paris just over a week ago, Paris Saint-Germain have now expressed an interest in another Chelsea defender, according to the Daily Mail.

Branislav Ivanovic is the latest Blues player to the PSG wish-list, which also includes the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Petr Cech. The Serbian international has developed a strong bond with the club since signing from Lokomotiv Moscow in 2008, but Chelsea's policy to only offer players over the age of 30 one year long contracts could see him leave.

However, there are still two years remaining on his contract, and rather than see him leave on a free transfer in two years time, the club are reportedly in talks with PSG in order to agree a deal which would see the defender, who can perform in the centre or on the right, move to the French capital next summer.

Although the player would, by that point, be aged 31, big-spending PSG would still be willing to splash £15million to land the player, meaning Chelsea would make a £5million profit on a player they signed over six years ago.

Despite hitting the dreaded age of 30, Ivanovic is still playing an average amount of 40 games per season and has yet to show any signs of old age.

Ivanovic is reportedly still one of Jose Mourinho's favoured players, but the club's desire to lower the overall age of the squad, which saw Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole released this summer, could see Ivanovic's stay at the London club come to an early end.

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Chelsea
Paris Saint-Germain
Branislav Ivanovic
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