Chelsea are anxious over their deal for Marseille fullback Cesar Azpilicueta.

Branislav Ivanovic was sent off in the first half of the Community Shield at Villa Park for a high tackle on Manchester City fullback Aleksandar Kolarov and will be banned for the first three games of the campaign - against Wigan, Reading and Newcastle.

His suspension adds urgency to Chelsea's efforts to capture Spanish right back Cesar Azpilicueta from Marseille, says the Daily Mail.