11 Feb 2011

Ivanovic staying at Stamford Bridge

6:46 pm on 11 February 2011

The Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has signed a five and a half year contract extension keeping him at English football club until 2016.

The 26-year-old Serbia international joined Chelsea in January 2008 from Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow but had to wait eight months to make his debut in a League Cup tie against Portsmouth.

Ivanovic, who won the Premier League title last season and has two FA Cup winners medals, has been a regular in the Chelsea rearguard this season, making 34 appearances.