Blues wait on Mutu decision
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chelsea are waiting on their compensation claim against Adrian Mutu.Chelsea will have to wait until next week before finding out if their claim of compensation against Adrian Mutu will be successful.
The Blues are attempting to recover some of the £16 million they paid Parma for the Romanian after they sacked him last August for testing positive for cocaine.
The Premiership leaders have lodged an appeal to The Premier League and are believed to be looking to win £8 million compensation.
Mutu, who is now at Juventus, gave evidence to the Premier League appeals committee along with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, chief executive Peter Kenyon and a representative from Juventus.
Fifa will have the final say on the case, with the player having three-and-a-half years remaining on his five-year contract before his sacking and Chelsea are entitled to some compensation.
The hearing was adjourned on Thursday, with a decision set to be made next week when they reconvene.