PSG are to make a move for Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, while Raheem Sterling has frozen contract talks with Liverpool.
PSG planning £15m swoop for Branislav Ivanovic: The Daily Express claims that Laurent Blanc is determined to sign Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in the summer.
“Ivanovic, who has been ever present this season for Chelsea in key games, has been offered a new one year £90,000-a-week deal by the club,” the paper claims – in line with Chelsea’s policy of restricting over-30s to short contracts. But manager Jose Mourinho is apparently not happy and is “lobbying his board to give the Serb a longer contract.
” Paper Round’s view: You can’t blame Ivanovic for wanting a longer deal – and it seems absurd for Chelsea to be sticking to their guns over a player whose skills have shown absolutely no sign whatsoever of diminishing. This is one boardroom battle that Mourinho will be desperate to win – otherwise Ivanovic, having won everything he possibly can with the Blues, will surely have no compunction about leaving.