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Juventus interested in Branislav Ivanovic

Branislav Ivanovic news

Ivanovic wanted by Juve

Juventus are reportedly eyeing a pre-contract agreement for Chelsea defender Branisla Ivanovic. The Serbian international is approaching the final six months of his contract at Stamford Bridge.

The 32-year-old has captured interest from the likes of AC Milan and Crystal Palace in recent weeks, and according to Tuttosport, the Old Lady are the latest to have joined the pursuit.

The versatile defender has yet to receive a contract extension at West London, and as things stand, he is set to pursue fresh pastures elsewhere next summer.

Ivanovic is free to discuss a pre-contract with a club overseas in the New Year, and the Old Lady will seek to get a deal done ahead of their rivals.

The experienced defender has amassed nearly 400 appearances for Chelsea since arriving from Lokomotiv Moscow eight years ago. He has recently lost his place in the starting line-up with Antonio Conte opting to play Gary Cahill, David Luiz and Cesar Azpilicueta in a three-man backline.