Ivanovic ends nine-year Chelsea stay with Zenit switch

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Branislav Ivanovic has ended his nine-year stay at Chelsea by agreeing a move to Russian giants Zenit.

Ivanovic's contract at Stamford Bridge was set to expire at the end of the season, and he has opted for a new challenge at Zenit with who he has signed a two-and-a-half year deal.

The Serbian international joined Chelsea from Lokomotiv Moscow in January 2008 and, after waiting eight months to make his debut, established himself as a firm favourite among the fans.