Inter rumored to be tracking Branislav Ivanovic

Even though Inter Milan has had a solid season in terms of their defensive play, they are always looking to bolster their back-end with quality players and their name has been linked with one of the top defenders in the English Premier League as the nerazzurri are rumored to be interested in Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

According to several reports, the Serbian star is reportedly unhappy at Stamford Bridge due to the team's play and also due to his own performance so far where he has looked shaky - at best - and has cost his side several goals already. The defender has lost his place in the right side of the defence at hands of Cesar Azpilicueta and he's only the fourth option at centre back behind John Terry, Gary Cahill and Kurt Zouma so it seems he's slowly getting out of favour with manager Jose Mourinho.

Pre-Contract could be agreed in January

Considering his situation, Inter are ready to offer the 31-year-old a escape route so he can get a fresh start. Considering Ivanovic is unlikely to sign a new deal with Chelsea under these conditions, reports coming from the London Evening Standard are saying that the nerazzurri has proposed the Serbian to sign a pre-agreement right now to sign a two-year contract later this year.

Ivanovic is said to be delighted with the possibility of a fresh start somewhere else and he would be quite an upgrade as he would give Inter a boost both as a right-back or as a centre back. He certainly has all the talent in the world to be an impact performer and he also has lots of experience following his more than 200 caps for Chelsea and the fact that he's the skipper of the Serbian National Team since 2012 as a recognition for his service to the squad.

Ivanovic has been with Chelsea for the past seven seasons and has won nine trophies with the Blues including the Champions League.