Everton are reportedly in talks to sign Branislav Ivanovic this summer. The Italian used him more as a centre back during his time at Chelsea and the same is expected at Goodison Park. Whilst Ivanovic, as a three-time Premier League winner, would have undoubtedly added something to the Everton dressing room, fans at Goodison Park will not likely lose any sleep over this news. Jerry Jeudy Taken by Jaguars in B/R User 2020 NFL Mock Draft, Everton: 5 possible replacements for Leighton Baines. In the three years since then, he has featured mostly centrally for Zenit St. Petersburg as they have gone on to win back-to-back Russian Premier League titles. “So far, I have not received any offer from Red Star. The veteran right-back is said to have a tank of experience and expertise and can truly help the Toffees in not only improving squad depth but also be a source of knowledge to the younger players. The Blues’ summer transfer window activity is going to be limited by the club’s limited earning potential thanks to yet another miserable finish in the league with no European football next season. I received a good offer from them. At Chelsea for eight seasons, Ivanovic featured in 377 games primarily as right back, but has also played as the right-sided centrehalf in a three-man backline. Branislav Ivanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Бранислав Ивановић, pronounced [brǎnislaʋ iʋânoʋitɕ, – ǐʋaː-]; born 22 February 1984) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays for English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion.A versatile defender, Ivanović plays as a right back, although he can also play as a … I will see how things will turn out. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Branislav Ivanovic can play as a centre back as well as a right back, offering plenty of options to Carlo Ancelotti. Chelsea legend Branislav Ivanovic is reportedly in talks with Everton over a shock return to the Premier League. Everton want to improve a number of positions and spending hundreds of millions may not be possible. Everton are in the final stages of signing Branislav Ivanovic. The duo worked together at Chelsea where Branislav made 89 Chelsea appearances under the Italian boss. Hence, Marcel Brands has targeted free agent Branislav Ivanovic and reports suggest that Everton are in advanced stages of finalizing the transfer. However, the latest report by Novosti suggests otherwise. All in all, Everton in advanced stages to sign Branislav Ivanovic should be good news for Evertonians. If anyone calls me, then I will consider the offer.

Today another outlet Republika (via HITC) is reporting that the player himself has confirmed that he has indeed received an offer of a contract from the Toffees. Won his battles well against Naismith. Serbian publication Novosti claimed that defender Branislav Ivanovic, who is currently a free agent, was being targeted by Everton. Now there is no need for me to think about moving to Belgrade,”. Ivanovic won’t be an automatic starter at Everton, but he can be a quality cover and competition, and his experience could come handy. We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. Sergio Reguilon race, Branislav Ivanovic stance and other Everton transfer rumours rated Here we bring you a round-up of the latest Everton transfer rumours and rate them Share To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Swap deals and Free transfers could be the new norm for this transfer window. The veteran defender is a free agent following the expiration of his contract with Zenit St Petersburg. With the club finances taking a hit due to Corona Virus, every team is working on cost efficient transfers. Swap deals and Free transfers could be the new norm for this transfer window. Is Branislav Ivanovic the right man for the Toffees? Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Branislav Ivanovic could be set for a return to the Premier League, The Serbian defender won the Premier League and FA Cup Double under Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea, TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). The former Chelsea fullback at 36 does not seem to be the kind of player Marcel Brands would usually target, but if Ancelotti has identified him as someone who can be brought in to give the young team some teeth without breaking the bank then who would we be to argue. Despite his age, the veteran would certainly add some experience to the Goodison Park squad and his versatility across the back would also make him a useful addition.

Ivanovic made over 250 EPL appearances for the Blues during his …

Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Everton FC and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. Trusted journalist Alan Myers seemed to indicate that the quotes might be fabricated. Everton fans want the club to target new and exciting recruits and Ivanovic’s impact at this point in his career would have been several limited. Over the last few months we have seen a number of his former players from his more glorified stops at Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Napoli being linked with reunions with the veteran Italian manager, but last week we saw a new one that did not seem to make much sense. Branislav Ivanovic isn’t expected to play week in week out but he could be the man Ancelotti summons when the defence is wobbling. He won the Premier League and FA Cup three times while at Chelsea as well as the Champions League and Europa League during a highly-successful period in the capital.

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The Royal Blues were in contention to sign free agent Thiago Silva as well but it seems that Brands has decided to bring Ivanovic who has far more Premier League experience. Serbian newspaper Nov… The 36-year-old defender played over 250 Premier League matches during his nine-year stint at Stamford Bridge. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). And it looks as if the opportunity of a reunion with a man he won a Prem and FA Cup Double under is too tempting to resist. Centrally, the Blues could use some of his experience as well with the current core all in their mid-twenties. Chelsea 1 Everton 0 - player ratings Branislav Ivanovic. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. A couple of shrewd buys of this nature with no transfer fee and reasonable wages might be critical for the Toffees to succeed next season. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images). Everton have needs at right back with Seamus Coleman limited in his age, Jonjoe Kenny’s development still in progress and Djibril Sidibe’s loan completed with the Blues passing up on the opportunity to buy the player outright. - Ivanovic is currently a free agent after leaving Zenit St. Petersburg at the end of 2019/20 season. The 36 year old is said to be keen on a Premier League return and is open to reuniting with Carlo Ancelotti at Everton. Dzyuba misses penalty and is taunted by fans after 'masturbation' video leak, Man Utd 'weigh up Henderson loan' so decision on Romero leaving is delayed, Anel Ahmedhodzic being ‘blocked’ from Chelsea transfer claims his father, Ronaldo’s five options if Juventus cash in including Man Utd, PSG… and Wolves, Man Utd nature lover Cavani hikes up hills after scoring vs Everton, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. Everton want to improve a number of positions and spending hundreds of millions may not be possible. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. For other inquiries, Contact Us. One of Chelsea’s most consistent defenders all season and in recent years. Does Norwich City buying Everton's Kieran Dowell mean more deals between clubs? Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. After leaving to join Russian joining Zenit St Petersburg in 2017, many Blues supporters thought they had seen the last of the veteran defender in England. Ivanovic played under Ancelotti at Chelsea between 2009-2011, and that connection is set to hold Everton in good stead. However, according to Serbian newspaper Novosti, Ivanovic could be back playing against Chelsea next season with the Toffees. Ivanovic played for Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti during his time at Chelsea. A free transfer won’t hurt the finance budgets too and the Serbian doesn’t have any extravagant wage expectations. Ivanovic is a free agent and also has interest from Red Star Belgrade back in his native Serbian. Apparently Ancelotti is indeed looking at one former player of his with Ivanovic linked. Ivanovic is a free agent and also has interest from Red Star Belgrade back in his native Serbian. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes.