Branislav Ivanovic doesn't want to be Chelsea wide boy

07 December 2010 11:28
Branislav Ivanovic could quit Chelsea if he is shunted back out to right back, the Serbia defender's agent has warned.

Dejan Joksimovic has dismissed links to Inter Milan and Bayern Munich as speculation, but admits the 26-year-old could be reluctant to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge if things don't change.

Ivanovic was named in the Barclays Premier League team of the year after impressing at right back for champions Chelsea in Jose Bosingwa's long-term absence last season.

Middle man: Ivanovic (left) wants to carry on in central defence for Chelsea

The former Lokomotiv Moscow player has enjoyed a run in the centre of defence recently because of injuries to John Terry and Alex, but fears he will be once more moved out of his favourite position.

'The player's contract with Chelsea still has a year and a half to run,' said agent Joksimovic.

'The club itself is fine, the only problem Ivanovic has is his position, as he prefers to play as a centre back and instead he is often used as a right back.

'We will talk to Chelsea at the appropriate time. If he is offered a new contract and we agree on all aspects then he will sign. But if not, at that point, we will consider the possibility of moving to maybe a great club like Inter. But for now, I repeat, there is absolutely nothing.'

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