Inter vs Barcelona vs Real Madrid.
According to Spanish newspaper Marca, should Capello stay as Real coach, Christian Chivu could then decide to join the Spanish champions. Apparently the defender often speaks to Capello, who played a big role in signing him from Ajax while Roma manager.
According to market expert Ernesto Bronzetti, Inter have to increase their offer if they want to have a chance of signing Chivu. Bronzetti told Teleradiostereo: This evening, the Barcelona board of directors will meet. Chivus agent has informally accepted their offer, and once the board approves it, it will be made official both to Roma and the player. Barcelona have made it clear that they are willing to pay cash but also to offer Roma players, including Giuly.
In the past few hours, rumours have emerged suggesting Roma would like Barcelona to give them Zambrotta in exchange, but Bronzetti said: Roma would not ask for players whose wages are higher than they are used to paying, which is why this Zambrotta rumour will never happen.
Barcelona are not worried about the competition from Inter, nor by Real Madrid, simply because they already know where to turn if the deal falls through. I would also put Inter ahead of Real in the race to Chivu.
Latest rumours suggest the player would actually prefer Inter above all othe clubs, and this could lead to an agreement being reached in the next few hours.