Chelsea remains quietly confident that star defender Branislav Ivanovic will reject a big money offer from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and remain at Stamford Bridge next season.


Currently the club appears to be keeping to their policy of only offering players over the age of 30 one-year-deals, but the 31-year-old Serbian is settled in London with his family and has no desire to up and leave.


Ivanovic remains a hero in west London, thanks to the key goals he has scored for the Blues down the years so he certainly has the fans wanting him to stay not just for his defensive qualities, but also for the goal scoring ability he provides from set pieces.


Still Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho knows that he cannot rely on players like Ivanovic and John Terry for much longer so will be looking for defensive replacements either this summer or next.