Branislav Ivanovic has completed a move from Chelsea to Zenit St Petersburg.
Ivanovic, who scored a goal and won a penalty as a second-half substitute in Chelsea's 4-0 FA Cup win over Brentford on Saturday, has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with an option for a further year.
Speculation surrounding 32-year-old's future intensified on Tuesday when he did not travel with the rest of the Chelsea squad to Liverpool and was instead spotted at St Petersburg airport, where he was quoted as telling...
Branislav Ivanovic has landed in Russia as he prepares to complete a free transfer from Chelsea to Zenit St Petersburg, but the Serbia international appears likely to be the only deadline-day departure from Stamford Bridge in January.
The 32-year-old, who fell out of favour at Chelsea following Antonio Conte's decision to shift to a 3-4-3 system in September, did not join the rest of the Blues squad on their trip to Liverpool and was instead spotted at St Petersburg airport on Tuesday afternoon.
Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is to fly out to Spain to finalise his move to Zenit St Petersburg, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.
Ivanovic will link up with Zenit during their winter training camp in Spain to put the finishing touches to his move to the Russian club.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte confirmed at his media briefing on Monday that Ivanovic was talking to another club about a move away from Stamford Bridge before the transfer window closes on Tuesday.
Southampton are in talks to sign Spartak Moscow defender Serdar Tasci on loan, sources close to the Premier League club have told ESPN FC.
Southampton are in the market for defensive reinforcements before the close of the transfer window after selling Jose Fonte to West Ham United and losing Virgil van Dijk to injury, leaving Claude Puel short of options at the back.
Puel's need to strengthen his defence was illustrated by the Saints' 5-0 defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup on Saturday and the...