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Monaco turn to Chelsea defender Ivanovic

AS Monaco are chasing Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

The Daily Mail says ASM are turning to Ivanovic after being frustrated in attempts to prise Vincent Kompany away from Manchester City.

The 29-year-old Chelsea defender has been recommended by coach Claudio Ranieri to Russian owner Dmitry Rybolovlev as the newly-promoted French side undertake an ambitious summer recruiting programme.

Monaco are ready to offer around £25m for Ivanovic, who scored the winning goal in the Europa League final, but the Serbian is also wanted by incoming Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

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