Branislav Ivanovic
Real Madrid want Ivanovic

Real Madrid are lining up a move for Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, according to the Daily Mail.

The 28-year-old, who scored five goals in 44 appearances for the west London club this season, is known for his work rate and versatility and can play anywhere across the backline.

And Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has identified the Serbian as his new right-back and the Spanish champions are willing to offer the Blues £15 million for the player, reads the report.

Ivanovic joined Chelsea from Lokomotiv Moscow in 2008 and is under contract at Stamford Bridge till 2016.

Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou has insisted that he will take a decision on his future only after the Champions League final against Bayern Munich on 19 May.

The 26-year-old will be out of contract in the summer, with a host of suitors - including his former club Feyenoord - linked to him.

"I'm one step away from winning the Champions League. After that I can decide. I just want to win the Champions League. If I do, I will have won every trophy possible with Chelsea and that was my goal when I signed for the club," the Sun quoted the Ivorian as saying.

Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo has confirmed that centre-backs David Luiz and Gary Cahill will not feature in the Blues' final league match against Blackburn Rovers this weekend.

The duo are racing to be fit for the Champions League final against Bayern, but Di Matteo has stated that he will wait to consider the players' fitness till the day of the final.

"David Luiz and Gary Cahill won't be available this Saturday. We are obviously working our hardest towards next Saturday. We hope to have the whole group training next week," ESPN quoted Di Matteo.

The Italian also said that he is not worried about playing Luiz and Cahill in the final, despite the players lacking game time due to injuries.

"They have been out three or four weeks, it's not three or four months - at the end of the day with the suspensions we have to push them as hard as we can to be ready. We obviously tried to get them back as soon as possible, but they weren't ready. In the last couple of days [before the final] we will see what kind of level they have reached," Di Matteo added.

Chelsea will be without their suspended captain John Terry, along with Ivanovic, Ramires and Raul Meireles for the final, while Bayern will miss the services of Holger Badstuber, David Alaba and Luis Gustavo.