Branislav Ivanovic ‘too expensive’ for Real Madrid transfer
Jose Mourinho wanted to land the Serbian to fill the right-back slot, but Blues officials signalled they don’t agree ti sell.
With the 28-year-old under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2016, it would have taken an offer close to £23 million to force the deal happen.
Real Madrid have stopped trying to secure Ivanovic’s services as it will be both complicated and expensive, so have decided to look at other options.
Reports in Italy have suggested Napoli are also keen on the former Lokomotiv Moscow star, but they are unlikely to go for it due to Chelsea’s valuation.