Inter Milan will seek to ensure the transfer of Branisalv Ivanovic by offering the Chelsea full-back a lucrative deal in January ahead of a summer move, according to the London Evening Standard.
Ivanovic was one of Chelsea’s most consistent performers last season but has struggled immensely this campaign for both form and fitness. Inter, as ChelseaNews24 recently reported, have been admirers of the Serbia international for some time with manager Roberto Mancini making his acquisition the club’s transfer priority.
Ivanovic’s current Chelsea contract will expire this summer and he is free to talk to other clubs in January under the Bosman law. Chelsea are believed to be willing to offer him a new deal but this is likely to fall short of Inter’s as the club has a strict policy of offering players over the age of 30 one year deals.
As they have been willing to let Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba go in the recent past they are unlikely to change their rule for the sake of the 31-year-old Ivanovic.
The details of the offer Inter reportedly have on the table are as of yet undisclosed.