Roma: No move for Chivu
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Roma have quashed reports linking Cristian Chivu to Real Madrid.
Italian side Roma have denied reports linking defender Cristian Chivu to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
The Romanian is under contract with Roma until 2008, but recent reports suggested that the 25-year-old was set to move to the Bernabeu this summer.
"I deny each negotiation with Real Madrid," asserted Roma's sporting director Daniele Prade, "after Easter we will meet with [Chivu's] agent to extend the contract."
Bruno Conti, Roma's technical director also rejected the claims:
"We are pleased that a player like Cristian is followed by big clubs, but he's absolutely untransferable."