Mutu waits on Blues future
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
There is expected to be a massive upheaval at Chelsea over the summer with Claudio Ranieri making way as manager and a number of players leaving.
Porto coach Jose Mourinho has been strongly tipped to take over from Ranieri, while Mutu could lead the list of players on their way out of the club.
Former Parma ace Mutu has been linked with a return to Italy with Milan and Juventus reported to be waiting in the wings to end his one-year stay in England.
Mutu's agent Andrea Pretti insists Mutu will not consider leaving until he talks to the new manager, who he believes is certain to be Mourinho.
"Mutu didn't have a great first season at Chelsea, " said Pretti.
"However at this stage even stones know Mourinho will be the new coach at Stamford Bridge next season and Mutu wants to speak to him before taking any decision."
Pretti dismissed the rumours linking Mutu in a possible swap deal for Juventus striker David Trezeguet.
"I have read these stories and I understand why newspapers wrote them. However the truth is that there has been no contact between Juventus and Chelsea for Mutu and the English club has never told me that they want to sell him."