Paris Saint-Germain are set to make a £15m bid for Chelsea right-back Branislav Ivanovic in the belief that the Serbia international could be lured away from Stamford Bridge to the Parc des Princes this summer.
This is according to the Daily Mail, who claim the French champions want to hold talks with the 30-year-old, who has been one of the Premier League's most consistent full-backs over the last couple of seasons. PSG have already struck a £48m deal to sign Ivanovic's teammate David Luiz, but the oil-rich Ligue 1 outfit are keen to add to their squad with at least one more Blues star.
Eden Hazard, Oscar and Petr Cech have all been linked with a move to the Parisians, while Ivanovic is the latest high-profile Chelsea star identified as a potential summer signing by PSG boss Laurent Blanc. Although the Serbian defender - who can also play at centre-back - is keen to stay with the Blues and has two years left on his current contract, Chelsea's policy of only offering one-year extensions to players aged 30 and over could tempt him to listen to PSG's offer.
The Ligue 1 title holders would offer Ivanovic a longer deal and, subsequently, more long-term security. Furthermore, PSG will be aware that Mourinho is in the process of lowering the average age of his squad and may consider selling Ivanovic if he can sign a replacement. Spain international Cesar Azpilicueta, however, is a right-back despite playing most of the 2013/14 campaign at left-back.
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