Tuesday November 15 2011
Chivu agent drops Real hint

Real Madrid are a contender to sign Cristian Chivu should he leave Inter at the end of the season, claims his agent.

The Romanian is only contracted to the Nerazzurri until June 2012 and talks regarding a renewal have yet to take place.

As a result, Chivu may potentially be available on a free transfer and that fact has caught the attention of some top clubs.

“I'm talking with three or four big-level teams,” representative Joan Becali commented when asked about the 31-year-old.

“I'd say he could continue playing abroad, maybe at Real Madrid,” he suggested.

“Real boss Jose Mourinho knows him well from their time together in Milan. I’ve spoken to him and we’ll see.

“Chivu can continue playing for four or five years, but the most important thing is that he is used as a pure defender.”

The former Ajax and Roma player has mainly been fielded as a left-back at San Siro, despite his preference for a centre-back role.

Manchester City and Ajax have also been paired with the player in recent weeks.