Chivu to remain at Roma
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Cristian Chivu is expected to stay with Roma after talks with Internazionale broke down.Cristian Chivu is expected to stay with Roma this season after negotiations between the club and Internazionale broke down.
The player's agents Victor and Giovanni Becali had a lengthy meeting with Roma officials on Wednesday to push them into Internazionale's offer of ?14million plus forward Victor Obinna, with Chivu favouring a switch to the Nerazzurri.
Roma, however, did not agree to the deal and talks failed between the two sides.
"Cristian Chivu remains here," Roma sporting director Daniele Prade told the Italian press. "On Sunday he will start the summer camp with us. He will remain until the end of the season. He will be a free agent next summer.
"With his agents there is a complete breakdown. In this situation Roma missed out on an ?18million offer from Real Madrid, he has caused us some big damage."
Real Madrid and Roma had already agreed the player's transfer for ?18million last week but Chivu refused to move to Spain as he strongly wanted to join Inter.
Now Roma have not ruled out the possibility of deciding to take legal action against the Romanian defender for the financial damage they have suffered following his failed move to Madrid.