BREAKING: Branislav Ivanovic Set To Complete Move To Zenit St Petersburg
Branislav Ivanovic is on the verge of completing his move away from Chelsea. The Serbian defender is set to return to Russia signing with Zenit St Petersburg.
The 32-year-old has flown to Zenit's winter training camp in Spain to undergo a medical as he finalises the move.
Branislav Ivanovic has arrived in St Petersburg ahead of his transfer to Zenit from Chelsea. He landed at around 1pm GMT. pic.twitter.com/fdjV8IPCYN- RussianFootballNews (@RusFootballNews) January 31, 2017
Though not without West Brom briefly flirting with the idea of bringing him to the Hawthorns following interest from Tony Pulis. But the Baggies ultimately withdrew their interest.
(WATCH: Geoff Shreeves be a knob to Ivanovic after their famous Champions League victory against Barcelona)
Since joining Chelsea in 2008, Ivanovic has compiled over 200 appearances winning the lot; from the league title, to the FA Cup not to mention lifting the Champions League on that famous night in Munich.
But after an extensive spell in the side, Antonio Conte has now deemed him surplus to requirements following his slide down the defensive pecking order.
Despite having six-months left to run on his contract, he'll be allowed to leave the club on a free, and will be sorely missed by the Chelsea faithfuls.
Thank you Branislav Ivanovic. pic.twitter.com/635IRnYQGx- Chelsea FC (@AbsolutelyCFC) January 31, 2017
I genuinely want Ivanovic to stay til the end of the season & win the league or the FA Cup with us, that will be a proper send off.- ️ (@AddictedToCFC) January 31, 2017
Funny Ivanovic is leaving when Chelsea is playing at Anfield. The ground that made him a legend!- Mwiti (@McMwiti) January 31, 2017
Branislav Ivanovic will go down as a Chelsea great! Thanks for everything Branna! Particularly Napoli for me. Incredible scenes! #CFC- George Benson (@MrGeorgeBenson) January 30, 2017
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