Ivanovic signs deal at Chelsea through to 2016

BY foxsports • February 10, 2011

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has signed a contract extension with the Premier League champions through to 2016.

The 26-year-old Serbia international joined the London club in January 2008 for a reported four million pounds (then $8 million).

After agreeing to the 5 1/2-year deal, Ivanovic said Thursday that ''my first vision was always to stay with Chelsea, there were not a lot of problems because I wanted to stay.''

Ivanovic has won two FA Cups and a Premier League title with Chelsea.

He says ''the three years has gone very quickly and I think it has been a success, so I hope to carry on getting better and better with Chelsea.''

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