Chivu close to recovery
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Roma defender Cristian Chivu is set to return to action after nearly three months out.
Roma defender Cristian Chivu is set to return to action after nearly three months on the sidelines.
The Romanian, who was reportedly a summer transfer target of both Chelsea and Manchester United, broke his metatarsus while on holiday.
He has undergone surgery to repair the damage and is expected to be available for the fixture against Livorno in two weeks.
The imminent return of Chivu will come as a major boost to the Giallorossi, who have had a dismal opening to the season.
The 24-year-old has been a consistent performer in Serie A since his move from Ajax last season.