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Ivanovic to snub winter Chelsea exit

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Ivanovic not keen on January move

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic will not be lured to a fresh challenge in the January transfer window. The Serb is approaching the final six months of his contract at Stamford Bridge.

The 32-year-old has been restricted of gametime in recent weeks with manager Antonio Conte preferring to play Victor Moses at right wing-back in a 3-4-3 formation.

Sources earlier suggested that the right-back could be sold on a cut-price deal in January with the Blues unlikely to offer him a fresh deal.

However, according to The Sun, the experienced defender is more than content to remain at Stamford Bridge, and will decide on his future once the season comes to a close.

Crystal Palace have been recently linked with a move for Ivanovic amid his desire to prolong his career in the English capital.