Inter Milan could be without the star defender Cristian Chivu for up to a month now after it was revealed that the defender has not made sufficient progress in his attempts to rehabilitate from his injury problems. The Romanian defender has been suffering from a toe problem for the last couple of weeks. He recently extended his contract at the San Siro after many rumours linking him with a move abroad came up during the summer. He was a free agent this summer, which prompted speculation linking him with the likes of Real Madrid and Ajax.

However, he has decided to extend his stay at the San Siro by renewing his contract. It is expected that he will be back to the first-team action only by the eighth week of Italian Serie A action. Inter Milan will be up against Catania at home during this weekend. The arrival of Cristian Chivu back into the first team will be a significant boost for the club because they have altered a significant portion of the first team following a disappointing season. Cristian Chivu will be one of the players to provide experience to the new arrivals at the club.

Despite not playing in the Champions League, Inter Milan have spent a lot of money on high profile players in the summer. They are expected to once again propel the club back to the title challenge. It has been two seasons since Inter Milan last won the Italian Serie A title. Inter Milan have made a decent start to the new season, although they have been recently defeated by Roma. It was the first defeat of the season, but aside from that, they have won the other two matches of the campaign. Juventus and Napoli are expected to be the major challenges for the title this time around.