Mutu set for new club
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Adrian Mutu's agent has claimed his client will join a new club within a matter of weeks.Adrian Mutu's agent Gheorghe Popescu has claimed his client will join a new club within a matter of weeks.
The disgraced Chelsea striker, who was sacked by The Blues at the end of last month and banned for seven months, is available on a free transfer.
Popescu is in talks with a number of clubs and is hoping a swift solution can be found regarding Mutu's future.
The Romanian will not be returning to his homeland or joining a Ukraine outfit, but instead will be penning a deal with a major European force.
"We've made contact with several European clubs," Gheorghe Popescu told Reuters.
"For sure, Mutu's new club will not be a Romanian or a Ukrainian club. It will be a strong Western European club.
"The best for Mutu is to sign with a new team as soon as possible. Within two or three weeks, he will sign with a new club."
Mutu feared for his future after being axed by Chelsea and is relieved he can now look forward to a future in the game.
"I am still disappointed with myself but now, because I know what I'm going to do and know what the ban is, I can breathe easier," said Mutu to Football Focus.
"I needed help and expected Chelsea to help me and I think he (Peter Kenyon) wasn't so fair.
"They terminated my contract before The FA made a decision. I made a mistake and I know that now and I am very sorry about this."