BARCA EYE CHIVU - TALENT LIST
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chivu, 19, is also wanted in Italy by Fiorentina, but the Catalan giants appear to be the favourites to sign the player who is rated as one of the best young defenders in Europe.
Chivu was last week highlighted as one of 21 players that Joan Gaspart wanted to bring to Camp Nou within the next few seasons.
The full list which includes Rio Ferdinand, Gareth Barry, Steven Gerrard and Jermaine Pennant is as follows:
Aimar (River Plate), Riquelme (Boca Juniors), Ronaldinho (Gremio), Alex (Palmeiras), Athirson (Flamengo), Gronkjaer (Ajax), Abbiati (Milan,), Landreau (Nantes), Chivu (Ajax), Barry (Aston Villa), Ferdinand (West Ham), Deisler (Hertha Berlin), Dalmat (PSG), Riise (Monaco), Gerrard (Liverpool), Emre (Galatasaray), Julio Gonzalez (Guarani), Bruggink (PSV), Kezman (PSV), Roque Santacruz (Bayern) and Pennant (Arsenal).