Juventus and Livorno have win their case against the Blues…
Chelsea have lost the case deciding if they should receive compensation for the transfer of Adrian Mutu, reports Gazzetta Dello Sport.
The Blues had originally been awarded €17 million because of controversies surrounding the Romanian’s move from Juventus to Stamford Bridge. This was to be payable by the player. Eventually this figure grew to €22 million in order to take in to account the interest accrued in the meantime. However, Mutu could not play it, so the clubs he played for afterwards Juventus and Livorno were asked to help him.
Now, in a fresh twist the Blues have lost the case that the Italian clubs brought against them saying that they shouldn’t have to pay the compensation because they signed the player three months after the incident. This means that the London side will miss out on the cash, as there is no one to to hand it over to them.
With the introduction of Financial Fair Play every penny going in to a club matters, so the Stamford Bridge outfit will be especially unhappy with the outcome of the case.