Lokomotiv Moscow have confirmed the interest of Juventus in defender Branislav Ivanovic.

"Juventus are interested in Branislav Ivanovic," Lokomotiv president Yuri Semin said. "There's not yet been an official offer, but there is interest from Juventus and other clubs.

"The price? £3.5 million is little for a player like Ivanovic. He is worth at least three times as much. He has a contract that expires in two-and-a-half years and this above all else will set his price."