CHIVU LOOKING FOR NEW AJAX DEAL
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 19-year-old Romanian full back is considered one of the best young defenders in Europe and several clubs from around Europe, especially Barcelona, have been linked in recent months.
But Bacali - the players agent - has confirmed that the player wants to extend his current deal which still has five years left, and he will fly to Holland in December to open negotiations over a new deal.
The player himself has previously stated that he wants to continue with Ajax, and said: "I want to remain at Ajax until the end of my contract,"
Although it has also been reported that if Chivu does not get the new deal he wants, then he could threaten to leave which would put many clubs from around Europe on alert, but Ajax are almost certain to make him a generous offer to stay in Amsterdam.
Meanwhile, Chivu has been told that he will be out for two weeks after he suffered a strained knee in the 3-0 win over RBC Roosendaal on Thursday.
"Actually at this moment we cannot do it without him," said Ajax coach Co Adriaanse.