Manchester City weighing up Adrian Mutu deal, according to agent

20 January 2010 04:19
Mutu has been linked with a move away from the Serie A club in the January transfer window, despite being under contract for another two years.

''I will be in Italy for the final week of the transfer market,'' the player's agent, Giovanni Becali, said. ''There are several clubs interested in Mutu, clubs that would definitely allow him to increase his wages.

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''It remains to be seen if Fiorentina will be willing to talk about a possible Mutu transfer.''

The Romania international, who has also been linked with West Ham, has had his troubles over the last six months as he battles against the €17 million fine he has been ordered to pay his former club Chelsea.

There is a glimmer of hope for the 31-year-old after the fine was temporarily suspended by the Swiss Federal Court.

Mutu, who cost the west London club £15 million in 2003, was sacked a year later after he tested positive for cocaine, and was given a seven-month worldwide football ban.

After being axed by Chelsea and serving his ban, the Romanian joined Juventus in January 2005 before moving to Fiorentina at the end of the following season.

Mutu is under contract with the Viola until June 2012 and has scored four goals in 10 league appearances this season.

Source: Telegraph