Arsenal target Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic?

Chelsea's Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic celebrates after scoring the second goal for his team during the UEFA Europa League final football match between Benfica and Chelsea on May 15, 2013
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Arsenal are interested in signing Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, according to a report.

Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

The 30-year-old is said to have reached a disagreement over a new contract at Stamford Bridge, which has paved the way for the Gunners to make their move.

Manager Arsene Wenger is looking for a centre-back to replace Thomas Vermaelen, who is expected to join Manchester United this summer.

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal believe that a fee of £8m could be enough to take Ivanovic to the Emirates Stadium.

However, Chelsea are thought to value the Serbian at £15m.

Arsenal's Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen attends a team training session for the forthcoming UEFA Champions League Group F football match against SSC Napoli at Arsenal's London Colney training ground in north London on September 30, 2013
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