Inter Milan defender Cristian Chivu only recently signed a new contract extension with the club to extend his stay at the San Siro, but it appears that his spell at the club may be cut short as a result of interest from Turkey. The Romanian defender has been subjected to interest from the likes of Galatasaray, while Inter Milan also appear to be willing to sell the player in order to reduce the wage bill. The Italian giants have missed out on the European football for the upcoming season, which will cost a huge dent in their revenues.

In order to compensate for this low revenue, they are planning to trim their wage bill by selling some of the higher earning and older stars. Chivu has been one of the consistent defenders in the Italian league since arriving from Roma a few years ago. The player’s agent, though, has rejected such speculation by saying that his client is not looking for a move away from the San Siro. Inter Milan are also looking at bringing in some of the potential stars before the end of the transfer window. They have been linked with São Paulo player Wellington, but São Paulo vice president has said that they will not sell the player.

“They are only rumours. The only time I heard proposals from Turkey it has been last season. Chivu wants to respect until the end his deal with Inter and ending his career with Nerazzurri,” said Chivu’s agent. “Inter Milan have not made any official offer and even if they do, we won’t accept. We don’t have any intention of letting Wellington go, he is a very promising player and we all like him a lot at Sao Paulo. He has gained recognition, he is always paid when it’s due and we are calm regarding Wellington,” said São Paulo vice president.