Chelsea awarded Mutu sum
Fifa have ordered Adrian Mutu to pay Chelsea a whopping £13.68million in compensation.
Last Updated: 14/08/08 5:30pm
Fifa have ordered Adrian Mutu to pay Chelsea a whopping £13.68million in compensation following his sacking in 2004.
The Blues paid £15.8million to Parma for Mutu in 2003, but just a year later he was sacked after failing a drugs test for Class A drug cocaine.
Mutu's lawyer, Cristian Sarbu, claimed earlier in the summer that his client was told to pay £9.6million by Fifa and that the Romania striker would be contesting the ruling.
Chelsea were naturally delighted by the award and claim the decision benefits football on the whole as it sends the right message out to youngsters.
"Chelsea can confirm that it has received the decision from Fifa's Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) on the claim made against Adrian Mutu," read a statement on the club's official website.
"Chelsea is delighted with the DRC's decision to award the club £13.68 million in compensation.
"This is an important decision for football. Not only did the DRC make us a very significant monetary award, the decision also recognised the damaging effect incidents involving drugs has on football and the responsibilities we all have in this area."