Mutu agent won't rule out move
Fiorentina striker Adrian Mutu's agent is not ruling out a January move after he was linked with West Ham.
Last Updated: 29/12/09 9:59am
Fiorentina striker Adrian Mutu's agent is not ruling out a January move after the Romanian was linked with a switch to West Ham United.
Mutu is currently nearing full fitness following a knee injury and is reportedly a target for the Hammers as Gianfranco Zola looks to lead the club away from a relegation battle.
The former Chelsea flop is under contract to Fiorentina until 2012, but may have to consider a New Year move to ease his own financial concerns.
The 30-year-old must pay Chelsea £14.6million as a result of his sacking by the Premier League club in 2004 when he tested positive for cocaine.
His representative Giovanni Becali admits Mutu's monetary problems require a solution, despite his happiness at Fiorentina.
"I can't rule out the possibility of Mutu leaving in January," Becali is quoted in the Daily Mirror.
"Mutu just needs to recover and play. Then we will see in January if any offers come in.
"Mutu is happy at Fiorentina and has a long contract that will be respected.
"Mutu's main problem is the fine that in one way or another we have to resolve."