Thursday, 18th July, 2013
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has insisted the Blues have not been contacted by Paris Saint-Germain over Branislav Ivanovic and have no intention of selling the Serbian.
Ivanovic has fallen under consideration at the Parc des Princes as a possible summer signing, but the defender is thought keen to remain at Stamford Bridge.
And Mourinho has made clear that Chelsea are just as keen for the association between both parties to continue.
"PSG have not contacted Chelsea. And if there is interest, then it is not official", Mourinho was quoted as saying by Le 10 Sport.
"As the coach of the club I have a responsibility to lead the club and I am very clear about this: There is no chance that Ivanovic will leave Chelsea this summer."
PSG have strengthened their defence this summer, completing the signing of Lille full-back Lucas Digne yesterday.
The 19-year-old has penned a five-year contract at the Parc des Princes.
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