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Ivanovic rules out Chelsea exit

June 5, 2012
By ESPN staff

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has no intention of leaving Stamford Bridge despite reported interest from Italian side Napoli.

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Ivanovic, 28, has established himself as a key player at Chelsea since joining the club from Lokomotiv Moscow in 2008 and has attracted interest from across Europe.

Real Madrid has been mooted as a potential destination, along with Napoli, although the defender's agent, Vlado Boroza, does not expect him to leave West London.

"It's only a rumour because my client has renewed his contract with Chelsea at a figure that would not meet the financial fair play of Napoli," he told Radio CRC. "Ivanovic has three years left in his contract and I don't believe the basis is there to start a negotiation with Napoli.

"First of all, Chelsea does not want to part with the player and Ivanovic does not want to leave the club."