The full-back has barely featured over the past three seasons for the Nerazzurri due to a problematic foot injury.
The Romanian defender was expected to hang up his boots after a final surgery on the issue earlier this year, but Inter have announced he has officially left their playing squad.
“Inter and Cristian Chivu officially announce the mutual termination of the contract that has lasted seven years between the Romanian and the club,” read Inter’s statement released on Monday.
“Seven unforgettable seasons, studded with successes, victories, punctuated by dramatic days, sharing the strength to overcome them.
“Inter and Cristian Chivu have shared a relationship that went beyond the field and the sheer professional aspect.
“The club wishes to thank Cristian for having worked with great strength and loyalty in years that will always be remembered as among the most glorious in Inter’s history.
“To him and his wonderful family, goodbye and thank you from Inter.”
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