Barca chase Chivu
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Skysports.com understands Barcelona are keen on Roma's Cristain Chivu.Skysports.com understands Barcelona are ready to follow up their swoop for Thierry Henry with a move for Roma's Cristain Chivu.
Barca are reported to have held talks with Roma officials about the possibility of signing Romanian international Chivu.
Chivu had been strongly linked with a move to Internazionale earlier this week, but Barca are hoping to lure the classy central defender to Spain.
Barca are believed to be in the market for a new defender with captain Carles Puyol reportedly set to miss the start of next season after undergoing knee surgery.
Roma are reluctant to let Chivu leave the Stadio Olimpico, but they would prefer to see the player move to another country rather than join a Serie A rival.
Chivu is thought to be keen on a move to Barcelona and the Camp Nou outfit are expected to step up their interest in the player next week.
Barcelona are keen to strengthen their squad having surrendered the Spanish title to Real Madrid and they have signalled their intentions with the moves for Henry and Chivu.