Carlo Ancelotti ‘asks for information’ on signing Chelsea legend Branislav Ivanovic

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly asked for information on Chelsea legend Branislav Ivanovic.

The 36-year-old has left Zenit St. Petersburg on a free following two years at the Russian outfit.

“We thank Branislav for his enormous contribution and wish him all the best for the future,” read a statement on the club’s official website.

And according to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, Ancelotti has asked for information as he looks to strengthen their back line this summer.

Ivanovic played for the Italian at Chelsea during his tenure in England, winning a Premier League and FA Cup double at Stamford Bridge.

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Everton face competition from Red Star Belgrade for the veteran’s signature.

Ancelotti will be keen to add experience to his squad at Goodison Park, after seeing the Toffees finish in a disappointing 12th place this season.

Combative centre back Ivanovic spent the majority of his career at Stamford Bridge winning nearly every major honour.

He played 377 games for Chelsea and scored 34 goals.

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Ivanovic moved to Zenit in 2016 and went on to win two Russian league titles including the double as captain this season.

Zenit got their hands on the Russian Cup after beating Khimki 1-0 on Saturday night – only for Ivanovic to smash it to pieces moments later.

The former Blues defender lifted the trophy while celebrating their victory at the Ekaterinburg Arena, with Artem Dzyuba’s 84th-minute penalty proving the difference.

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But in a hilarious moment which has gone viral on social media, the cup slips out of his hands and breaks after dropping on the turf.

Ivanovic and co try to piece it back…