Roma officially complete Chivu deal
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Roman giants almost lost the Romanian star in the summer when they failed to gather the finances to seal the £8 million move.
Ajax allowed Roma extra time to generate funds by letting him move to The Eternal City on loan until Christmas.
However, Roma have now paid the money - as president Franco Sensi had suggested earlier this week.
"With reference to Cristian Chivu's transfer, Roma can announce the remaining payment has been made to AFC Ajax," said Sensi after sealing the deal.
"The economic guarantees are now in place, as we previously predicted.
"After this payment, we can now say he is officially transferred to AS Roma."
The Giallorossi will be delighted to have concluded one of the longest running transfer sagas from this summer.