Roma set to duel with Tottenham over Romanian defender
The Romanian champions are set to meet Legia Warsaw in the playoff round of the Champions League and at the very least want Chiriches to stay through the group stages should they qualify.
Tottenham have been heavily linked to the 23-year-old this summer, however, his agent has denied a deal with the London side has been finalized.
“It is true, it was practically done with Tottenham, but then the Steaua directors decided to block his sale until at least December,” Victor Becali said to Calciomercato.it.
“I do not know if he will go to London, as there is no deal with Tottenham and nothing has been signed.
“Could Roma get back in the race? In theory, yes.”
Chiriches played an important role for Steaua last season, playing in 26 league matches in addition to 13 Europa League ties, helping Steaua reach the Round of 16 where they were narrowly defeated by eventual champions Chelsea.