Ivanovic close to new deal
Branislav Ivanovic's agent claims the Chelsea star is close to signing a contract extension.
Last Updated: 11/10/10 8:03pm
Branislav Ivanovic's agent claims the Chelsea star is close to signing a contract extension at Stamford Bridge.
The Serbia international defender is tied to the Blues until the summer of 2011 and had been linked with a move to Juventus.
However, not only has Ivanovic's agent Vlado Borozan played down talk his client could join the Old Lady, but he says the stopper is close to committing his future to the Premier League champions.
Ivanovic has played a key role for Carlo Ancelotti's side so far this term, with previous first-choice Jose Bosingwa on the sidelines.
"There is no truth regarding contact between Ivanovic and Juve," he told Tuttomercatoweb.com. "Those rumours are without foundation.
"I believe the link may have been made due to the fact that my partner (Dejan) Joksmovic is (Milan) Krasic's agent and that Ivanovic's contract will expire in June 2011.
"But the lad is about to sign a contract extension with Chelsea so I really don't think he will be moving away."