Mutu can't afford Chelsea fine

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Fiorentina striker Adrian Mutu has admitted that he does not have the necessary funds to pay a massive fine to former club Chelsea.

The 30-year-old Romania international has been ordered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport to pay the Blues almost £15m, having failed a drugs test during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Mutu stated: "I have to respect all the decisions which have been made, but I simply don't have that amount of money.

"It's an enormous figure and I think that there are only four or five players in the world who have that kind of cash available to them.

"I am talking to my lawyers and we hope to reach a compromise. I'm now aware that I'm not alone in this battle."