Romania captain Cristian Chivu has confirmed he will be leaving Roma to join Serie A rivals Internazionale.

During a press conference at Roma´s training ground, the 26-year-old defender explained his decision to join the defending Italian champions, ending a long-running transfer saga.

"I could not have missed this train," he said. "It was a choice for my life and work and I have no regrets, if not a touch of sorrow because it is not easy to leave a place where I have felt so happy."

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