Ivanovic confesses Real dream

Contract talks might not be enough to deter reported Spanish interest

Ivanovic: Attracting interest

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic may have ended talk of a new contract at Stamford Bridge by admitting it would be a dream to play for Real Madrid.

The 25-year-old, a £9.7million signing from Lokomotiv Moscow in January 2007, appears to have finally settled with the Blues and has been a regular in the plans of Carlo Ancelotti.

Ivanovic, who has taken advantage of Jose Bosingwa's injuries, is reported to have caught the eye of Real and Chelsea are said to be prepared to offer a new four-year deal to block the Spaniards.

But the Serbia international has hinted that he could be interested in a move to the Bernabeu, where the hunt is on for a replacement for Pepe after he was ruled out for the season with a knee problem.

Ivanovic said in Politika: "I've had no contact with Real Madrid and my agent has contacted me in the past two days.

"If it is true that Real Madrid are interested in me, I'm flattered, because this club is a dream of every player. But I have not decided on a possible transfer."