Chelsea chase Juventus for millions in Mutu compo

Chelsea are continuing to chase Adrian Mutu for millions in compensation.

Chelsea are continuing to chase Adrian Mutu for millions in compensation.

Chelsea are taking Juventus to a FIFA dispute panel to try to claim millions of pounds of compensation for former striker Mutu.

Mutu was sacked by Chelsea after testing positive for cocaine in 2004 and the club have been on a nine-year battle to reclaim the money they lost in signing him.

After serving a seven-month ban Mutu went on to sign for Juventus via Italian side Livorno - who acted as an intermediary because at the time Juventus had filled their quota of overseas players.

The Swiss courts have ordered Mutu to pay compensation of 17.2million euros (£14.5m) to Chelsea but he has still not paid up, and the club is now pursuing legal action against Juventus and Livorno, holding them to be liable for payment because they signed him for nothing.

A Chelsea spokesman said: "We are exercising our legal remedies to recover the amounts owed to us and we will continue to do so."

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