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Paris Saint-Germain want talks with Chelsea over defender Branislav Ivanovic.

Not content with taking David Luiz for £50m, the French champions have expressed interest in Eden Hazard, Oscar and Petr Cech. Yet they have Ivanovic back on the agenda after realising Chelsea will not offer him a new contract just yet.

The Serbia defender, 30, has two years left on his deal and is keen to tie himself to Stamford Bridge until the end of his career.

However, Chelsea’s policy now is similar to other big clubs, where they will only offer one-year extensions to players of 30 or above.

That means any proposed talks will be shelved until next summer when Ivanovic has 12 months remaining.

The defender and his representatives wanted to add another two years to his deal supported by statistics that show he has averaged over 40 games a season for the past five years.

PSG are willing to offer Ivanovic that security and will bid around £15million for him should his relationship with Chelsea deteriorate.

Jose Mourinho is in the throes of lowering his squad’s age with the likes of 19-year-old Kurt Zouma due to arrive and tentative enquiries made for Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane, 21, yet the coach recognises a need for experience if they are to win the big games.

That has been reflected in their talks with Atletico Madrid where they have discussed four players, notably 28-year-old left back Filipe Luis, 28-year-old centre back Diego Godin plus free agent Tiago, 33, and Diego Costa, 25.

Ivanovic is still a favourite with Mourinho but the club policy may force his departure.

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