Roma: Chivu not for sale
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich had told an English newspaper that he would be launching a bid for Chivu - and hinted that Manchester United would also be competing for his signature.
However, Roma's director of sport Franco Baldini has insisted that they would not be parting with a player they only signed last summer.
"Regardless of any offer made from any club, whether it's Chelsea or Manchester United for any of our players, none of our players will be moving from Roma in January," insisted Baldini.
Roma currently top the Serie A table after a scintillating first half of the season, and are keen to continue their Scudetto challenge.
The Roman club are six points clear of reigning champions Juventus in second place, and the prospect of losing one of their most consistent performers would cause Roma major consternation.