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Ibrahimovic urges Inter Milan to close Chivu deal

"All we are missing is Chivu - he has to come to Inter," the Swede told Gazzetta dello Sport. "I know him well, as when we were together at Ajax we would never have reached the Champions League quarter-finals without him.

"Cristian is not just a defender, he is a complete player. He can do everything and has all it takes to become the best in the world in all his roles. With him, we'd be unstoppable."

Ibra will face off with Juventus for the first time since his departure in the wake of Calciopoli.

"I am waiting for those two encounters and really want to play. It's always a great game against them."

Yet the Swede has been a controversial figure at Inter, stating that what the club really needed was a Luciano Moggi figure.

"My words were twisted by the media and a tiny thing became gigantic. Now the mere mention of Moggi makes everyone blanche, but he never did anything to damage me. He respects me, I respect him.

"I said that Inter are a great club, but can improve, just as everyone can. I only meant that we could use someone with his organisation and ability to control the environment where he works. In that Juve side, you couldn't go to the toilet without Moggi knowing about it."

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