Dispelling rumours about his future, Cristian Chivu signed a contract extension with Inter Milan at the end of last season. This one-year contract extension was expected to give Inter Milan continuity and experience at the back under the new management of Walter Mazzarri. However, the Romanian defender has spent most of the season on the sidelines because of a foot injury. His contract comes to an end this campaign and speculation has once again begun about his future at the San Siro. His agent has spoken about his client’s position by saying that Chivu is not focused on his contract.

Instead, he is only looking to return back from injury and help his team achieved a top three finish in the league, which will take them back to Champions league football. Inter failed to even qualify for the Europa league last season. This was expected to be a major assistance towards their push for a Champions League place this season. After a good start to the campaign, Inter Milan have been slowly slipping down the league and they are fifth in the table just after the winter break.

They have already 10 points behind Napoli, who occupy the final qualifying spot with 42 points. The title looks out of question since Juventus lead the table with 52 points.

“He’s working to get back on the field after the bad injury he had. When will he make his return? Perhaps by the end of February. His future? We’re not thinking about it right now. Chivu has to recover, then we’ll see what happens,” said Cristian Chivu’s agent. The likes of Fiorentina and Roma have been able to do well ahead of Inter Milan, who face the prospect of yet another season without Champions League football. The Italian club won this competition back in 2010.