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Marseille eye Ivanovic deal

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Marseille explore Ivanovic deal

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Ligue 1 side Marseille are weighing up a winter move for Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. The Serb is currently in the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge.

According to Le 10 Sport, the French club are lining up a cut-price deal for Ivanovic, who seems unlikely to earn a fresh deal at the West London giants.

The 32-year-old was a regular at the start of the campaign as he occupied the right side of the defence under Conte.

However, following a couple of defeats in the league, the Italian opted for a 3-4-3 formation, and this saw the full-back being benched in place of a specialist centre-half.

Ivanovic has earned just three minutes off the bench since being dropped after the 3-0 derby defeat to Arsenal in September.