Juventus are lining up a bid for Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

After failing in their pursuit of a big name striker, Tuttosport says Juve are now switching their sights to splashing out big on a new defender.

An approach to Manchester United for Nemanja Vidic was given short shrift and Juve are now turning to Ivanovic.

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas will be reluctant to sell the Serb, whose versatility has already been utilised in preseason by the new manager.

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