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12:00 AM, June 07, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 07, 2008

Mutu to pay 12m euros

A commission charged by world football's ruling body FIFA to resolve a conflict opposing Chelsea and Adrian Mutu has ruled that the Romanian international must pay his former club 12 million euros.
According to a report on the website of Mutu's current club Fiorentina, cited by the Mediafax agency here, the commission ruled that Mutu must repay the Premier League club for revenues they claimed to have lost following his sacking for drugs use in 2004.
Chelsea signed Mutu for 15.8 million pounds (19.8 million euros) in the summer of 2003 but sacked him in October 2004 after he tested positive for cocaine during a doping control.
The club estimated that the affair, which led to Mutu serving a seven-month ban, cost them 13 million pounds (16.2 million euros) in lost revenue.
Mutu, currently with the Romanian national team in Switzerland preparing for their European Championships opener against France on June 9, is expected to appeal the decision, at a civil court. His lawyer told Romanian news channel Realitatea that Mutu would be doing so.
After serving his ban Mutu signed for Juventus only to be transfered to Fiorentina where he has resurrected his career.

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