Date: 14th March 2015 at 10:24pm
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Bayern Munich have reportedly joined Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

The 31-year-old is said to be considering his long-term future at Stamford Bridge after the Blues only offered him a one-year extension on his existing contract, which expires in 16 months.

Speculation is rife that the Ligue 1 champions will capitalise on the uncertainty by lodging a £15 million summer bid, although manager Jose Mourinho is keen to keep the Serbian.

However, his contract situation has now alerted the German giants as coach Pep Guardiola views Ivanovic as a long-term replacement for the out-of-favour Dante, according to The Daily Star.

Earlier this week it was reported that Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane had emerged as Mourinho’s number one transfer target this summer.

Ivanovic has scored 31 goals for the west Londoners since making a £10 million move to Chelsea from Lokomotiv Moscow in 2008.

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