Tuesday April 26 2011
Napoli to bid for Chivu

Napoli will attempt to bolster their defence with a bid for Inter stopper Cristian Chivu, according to reports in Italy.

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has already set about strengthening his team's backline.

He brought in Victor Ruiz from Espanyol in January and has already agreed a deal for Estudiantes centre-back Federico Fernandez in June.

Napoli feel Chivu would be ideal for their three-man defence given his ability to play in the middle and on the left-hand side.

Chivu's disciplinary problems have tested Inter's patience this season.

They are apparently prepared to sell the Romania international following the arrival of Andrea Ranocchia in January and will bring Davide Santon back from his loan at Cesena to cover the left-back position.

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