- Adrian Mutu has been ordered to refund a massive £15.2m to Chelsea
- The Romanian was sacked by Chelsea after failing a drug test in 2004
- Mutu headed to the court rooms in 2009 to challenge the club's decision
Former Chelsea player Adrian Mutu has been ordered to refund a massive £15.2 million to the Stamford Bridge outfit.
According to Tribal Football report, citing sources at UK Mirror, the 39-year-old Romanian was ordered to cough out the £15.2m after appealing an earlier decision by Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
Mutu was sacked by Chelsea in 2004 after testing positive for cocaiine use and was handed a seven-month ban by world’s football governing body, FIFA.
The Romanian headed for the courts rooms and after series of litigation, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in 2009, directed him to pay the EPL side the quoted amount for breach of contract.
Interestingly, Mutu had earlier alleged that CAS were partial in their decision, citing links between one of the Chelsea’s legal representatives and club owner Roman Abramovich.
However, the ECHR in its ruling initially, discovered that Romanian failed to substantiate these claims when he made them, and ruled in Chelsea's favour in 2010.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously had reported that Brazilian defender David Luiz is in line for a new deal at Chelsea after a decent performance in the 2018-19 seasons under new Italian boss Maurizio Sarri.
According to a UK Mirror report citing The Standard, the 31-year-old Luiz has less than 12 month in his current deal at Stamford Bridge London, but Blues chiefs are now set to open discussion over an extension with the ex-PSG star.
Interestingly, the Selecao star was repeatedly linked with a switch away from Chelsea under Antonio Conte, but since the arrival of Sarri, of the start of the campaign, Luiz has rediscovered has form, while partnering German star Antonio Rudiger in the heart of Chelsea defence.
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