Ivanovic nears Blues extension

19 January 2011 11:00
Branislav Ivanovic is close to signing a new four-year contract with Chelsea. The 26-year-old defender, who scored one and made the other in Saturday's 2-0 Barclays Premier League win over Blackburn, has 18 months left on his current deal. Talks over extending it have dragged on for some time, while AC Milan and Juventus are reportedly interested in the Serbia star. But Ivanovic is keen to stay and is not far from putting pen to paper. Speaking after Saturday's game, he said: "I want to stay and I hope it will be sorted out soon. We are talking about my new contract but we will see in the next couple of weeks. "I don't want to say anything wrong. I hope things are going the right way. This is all I can say."

Source: PA

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