PSG look to swoop for second Chelsea defender of the summer

Ivanovic

Not satisfied with their £50 million purchase of David Luiz from Chelsea, the French champions have now expressed an interest in Branislav Ivanovic.

After rumours of Chelsea stalling on offering the Serbian international, 30, an extension to his current deal, Paris Saint-Germain are hoping to convince the player to join their 'project' in the French capital and will bid around £15 million for him.

According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea's unwillingness to review Ivanovic's current situation is a result of their policy to only offer one-year extensions to players of 30 or above. The Serbian still has two years left to run on his contract and is keen to stay at the West London club.

It seems that the Stamford Bridge outfit won't negotiate until next summer when Ivanovic only has 12 months remaining, meaning he may be tempted to make the move across the channel.

PSG will look to hold talks with the defender and his representatives and will point to their own squad, which contains players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva, who have been offered long term deals despite their age.

Ivanovic is still a firm favourite of Mourinho's but with the departure of Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard expected to leave, he is clearly in the process of building a more youthful squad.

He has begun replacing the old guard already by signing 19-year-old Kurt Zouma and has made tentative enquiries for Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane, 21. However, having lost two defenders already this summer in Luiz and Cole, Mourinho won't want to lose another one of his sides most experienced and impressive performers.

Of course, Cesar Azpilicueta would be the perfect choice to replace him at right back if he were to leave but with Manchester United firm favourites to sign Southampton's Luke Shaw, Chelsea will have to move quickly to land a new left back.

That has been reflected in their talks with Atletico Madrid where they have spoken about bringing in 28-year-old left back, Filipe Luis, who was one of his sides' standout performers as they won La Liga and reached the Champions League final.

Ivanovic may not be the last Chelsea player PSG look at this summer with also linking them to Eden Hazard, Oscar and Petr Cech.

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