Everton are reportedly in talks to signal Branislav Ivanovic this summer time.
The veteran defender is a free agent following the expiration of his contract with Zenit St Petersburg.
Serbian newspaper Novosti declare negotiations are within the ‘closing part’ for the 36-year-old to hyperlink up together with his former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti.
The defender spent 9 profitable seasons at Stamford Bridge the place he received three Premier League titles, three FA Cups, the League Cup, Europa League and Champions League.
Ancelotti coached Chelsea for 2 seasons between 2009 and 2011 the place he received a Premier League and FA Cup double in his first season.
Ivanovic left the Blues in January 2017 to hitch Zenit and helped them to a league and cup double this season.
The veteran defender truly managed to interrupt the Russian Cup when he by accident dropped the trophy whereas celebrating.
It slipped from his grasp and broke when it hit the ground after his crew had crushed Khimki 1-Zero within the closing.
Everton are in want of defensive reinforcements at each centre-back and right-back with Nathan Ake and Max Aarons, from relegated Bournemouth and Norwich respectively, linked.
Ivanovic would fill a necessity at that place however can be a shock to usher in a 36-year-old participant even on a free switch.