Liverpool are interested in Inter Milan defender Cristian Chivu.

Reds chief Damien Comolli feels they're a centre-half short and is keen on bringing Bosman prospect Chivu to Anfield.

City boss Roberto Mancini confirmed his interest in the Romanian, 31, last week.

And Milan sources say with Chivu inside the final year of his current deal, a move to the Premier League is likely in 2012.