West Bromwich Albion 'make last-ditch Branislav Ivanovic approach'

Branislav Ivanovic celebrates scoring for Chelsea against Sunderland on December 19, 2015
Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is said to be a target for West Bromwich Albion, despite reportedly already agreeing terms with Zenit St Petersburg.

West Bromwich Albion are weighing up a late move for Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, according to a report.

The 32-year-old has been linked with the Stamford Bridge exit in recent days following a highly successful nine-year stint with the club.

Russian side Zenit St Petersburg are said to have already agreed terms with Ivanovic over a long-term deal, but the Birmingham Mail suggests that Albion could make a last-ditch approach of their own.

It is claimed that boss Tony Pulis has been keeping a close eye on developments, with the Serbia international growing frustrated due to a lack of Premier League minutes at Stamford Bridge this term - 584 in all under Antonio Conte.

With Ivanovic now seemingly on his way, Pulis could show his hand and attempt to persuade the experienced defender to make a switch to the West Midlands rather than the Russian top flight.

Ivanovic has won every major domestic and European honour with Chelsea, including most famously the 2012 Champions League.

Branislav Ivanovic celebrates scoring for Chelsea against Sunderland on December 19, 2015
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