After receiving another payment, Ajax have reached agreement with AS Roma about the immediate loan of Cristian Chivu. The Italian club are to hire Chivu for four months, until the winter break of the 2003-2004 season. In the mean time, Ajax and AS Roma continue to work on the definitive transfer of Cristian Chivu to AS Roma. As usual, Ajax do not disclose financial details of the agreement.
The Royal Dutch Football Association KNVB has promised Ajax to cooperate with Chivu's transfer. Apparently the Italian FA has made the same promise to AS Roma.