Chelsea wrapping up Ivanovic signing

Lokomotiv Moscow defender Branislav Ivanovic is expected to sign for Chelsea today.

Sport Express says Chelsea are confident of securing the Serbia international's work permit today after battling through the courts. Ivanovic hasn't played 75 per cent of Serbia's recent internationals and so doesn't automatically qualify for a UK work permit.

However, Chelsea are confident they've successfully argued Ivanovic is an "exceptional talent" and will receive a positive ruling today.

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