Adrian Mutu faces €17m compensation bill

Table of Contents
Romania and Fiorentina star Adrian Mutu has been ordered to pay his former club Chelsea €17 million in damages for breach of contract.

Mutu was sacked by the Blues in October 2004 after testing positive for cocaine and was handed a seven-month worldwide ban.

Chelsea had paid €17.6 million to sign Mutu from Parma in 2003, but they received nothing when the 30-year-old joined Juventus as a free agent in January 2005.

In May last year, he was ordered to pay the damages by FIFA's Dispute Resolution Chamber.

He immediately lodged an appeal against the decision with the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but CAS on Friday rejected the striker's appeal.

In a statement the CAS said: "In his appeal to the CAS, Adrian Mutu sought to set aside the DRC decision and establish that no compensation was due to be paid by him to Chelsea FC.

"The CAS Panel concluded that the appeal brought by the player was to be dismissed and the measure of damages, as awarded by the DRC, was to be confirmed. Adrian Mutu must therefore pay €17,173,990 to Chelsea."

Open an account with bet365 today and claim your 100% Deposit Bonus!

Related links: