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With plenty of changes afoot at Stamford Bridge as we await the arrival of Antonio Conte following this summer’s European Championships, one player looks set to create his own destiny by attracting the attention of Serie A side AS Roma.

Italian sports daily Il Corriere dello Sport via talkSPORT are claiming today that the eternal city side will swoop for Chelsea right-back Branislav Ivanovic once the transfer window is open for business.

Before this season the 32-year-old Serbian international was considered to be one of the best defenders in the Premier League, helping the Blues to win last season’s Premier League title while also being an integral part of their 2012 Champions League success.

The West London clubs poor defence of their title saw Ivanovic come in for heavy criticism with many a pundit claiming his time at Chelsea was coming to an end, before owner Roman Abramovich decided to terminate manager Jose Mourinho after the clubs worst ever start to a season.

Ivanovic is no fool though and still has plenty of football left in him, but rather than become a substitute in Conte’s new team would prefer to be a starter at the Olympic Stadium in a move that will not only be beneficial for the Serb, but Roma as well.