Branislav Ivanovic is close to completing his Chelsea exit.
The Serbia defender has been pictured in Russia and is set to sign for Zenit St Petersburg after nine years at Stamford Bridge.
Ivanovic has been a bedrock for Chelsea as they moved to the top of English football.
Branislav Ivanovic is set to join Zenit St Pettersburg
But he has struggled to break into Antonio Conte’s side this term.
Chelsea have shifted to a back three and Conte has opted use David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta.
Ivanovic is now expected to sign a two and a half year deal and is being allowed to leave Chelsea on a free transfer.
Chelsea players arrive in Liverpool ahead of Premier League clash
Tue, January 31, 2017
Chelsea have arrived in Liverpool ahead of their Premier League clash with Jurgen Klopp's side, but several members of the team were not pictured checking in at the Titanic Hotel
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Chelsea have arrived in Liverpool ahead of their Premier League clash at Anfield
Manchester United are going to keep hold of Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young despite interest from China.
Both players were linked with moves away from the club but Jose Mourinho insists they are staying put.
“Yes,” said Mourinho when asked if Rooney will see out the season at Old Trafford.
“We don't have players in, we don't have players out, we lost two players from the squad.
“You can say Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin did not play a lot, but the reality is they played some matches, and when they did, others didn't, and when they played, others were rested.
“When Schneiderlin played, it meant Pogba, Carrick or Herrera didn’t.”
Jose Mourinho has said Wayne Rooney is staying put
Arsenal have loaned three youngsters out today.
Stephy Mavididi has joined Charlton, Gedion Zelalem has joined VVW Venlo and Kaylen Hinds has gone to Stevenage all for the rest of the season.
Liverpool are still sweating on the future of Mamadou Sakho.
The defender has travelled to London in the hope of joining Crystal Palace.
But Palace want a loan deal for the France international while Liverpool are still hoping for £20m in a permanent move.
It is likely to go to the wire.