Juventus to pay Chelsea €21m for ex-star

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Chelsea are in line to receive €21million from Juventus and Livorno for their involvement in the farce concerning Adrian Mutu, according to Portuguese newspaper A Bola.

Mutu, who played for Chelsea between 2003/04 season before being released due to a failed drugs test which revealed he was taking cocaine, was ordered in 2010 to pay the Blues €17million in damages.

And now a FIFA court has ruled that the clubs that took him on in the wake of the scandal involving Chelsea are going to have to reimburse the west London club, paying a total of €21million.

Mutu joined Juventus in 2005, despite still being banned from the failed test that resulting in him being shown the exit door at Stamford Bridge.

Serie A minnows Livorno were also involved in that transfer as they had to purchase him before selling him on to Juve in order for the latter to get round the rule on taking non-EU players from abroad.

It is thought that both clubs will have 20 days to appeal the decision of the court, but may choose not to do so.

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