According to this morning’s Daily Star Bayern Munich are plotting a summer raid on Chelsea in the hope of luring star defender Branislav Ivanovic to the Allianz Arena.

However the man Blues boss Jose Mourinho calls his best ever signing will not be convinced to move to Germany so easily should Chelsea offer him a new £90,000 per-week three-year contract.

Current club policy at Stamford Bridge is not to offer players over the age of 30 anything longer than a one-year-deal, but in the case of Ivanovic they may have to bend the rules in order to keep the 31-year-old Serbian in London.