West Brom interested in signing Branislav Ivanovic from Chelsea
By Rob Dorsett, Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 30/01/17 11:32am
West Bromwich Albion want to hijack Branislav Ivanovic's move to Zenit St Petersburg, according to Sky sources.
Baggies boss Tony Pulis was in the crowd at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to see Ivanovic come off the bench to score in Chelsea's 4-0 FA Cup victory over Brentford.
Sky sources understand Chelsea are prepared their long-serving Serbian defender to leave on a free transfer.
He is already in advanced negotiations over the terms of a possible contract with Zenit.
But Albion's approach could change Ivanovic's mind, because it is thought he is keen to stay in England if possible.
Whether it is Russia or the Midlands, it looks increasingly likely that Ivanovic has played his last game for Chelsea after nine years at the club which have seen him win every domestic honour and the Champions League.