Due to an unimpressive start at the beginning of the season, the Serbian was unable to set himself in the heart of the starting XI of Antonio Conte’s men. This has left him struggling for regular playing time over at Chelsea.
The right back for the Blues who is currently 32 years old has not featured in any of his team’s matches since their unfortunate 3-0 loss to Arsenal. So far, Cesar Azpiliceuta and David Luiz have manned that position, leaving him with nothing.
This has led the Serbian right back to begin weighing up offers from clubs in the Far East and Europe, according to reports from The Mirror. Ivanovic moved out of Lokomotiv Moscow in 2008 and has been with the Blues ever since then. His contract however, would be coming to an end this season and several clubs are preparing to go after him already.
Some of these clubs include Inter Milan and Marseille who have been said to be on the lookout for him. Another club, a Chinese one already has an interest to sign him onto their team.
Ivanovic is already being urged to make the big move to the Chinese club where his former team mate, Ramires is also plying his trade.
However, alleged rumors claim that some of the Premier League clubs could send him an offer at the expiration of his contract with Chelsea. These EPL clubs are Crystal Palace and West Ham.
Another club said to be eyeing Ivanovic is Galatasaray according to reports from Turkish-football.com. His name has been added to the club’s transfer target shortlist as Galatasaray has plans of reinforcing their defense come winter transfer window.
When summer comes, Ivanovic would have been done with his playing contract at Chelsea and by January, Galatasaray would be able to enter into talks with him.
The Serbian has helped the Blues so far in their three FA Cup wins, two Premier League titles and a Champions League title while he was in the peak of his career at the club.