The former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu has reportedly been robbed by the nanny of his newborn son, according to reports.
Mutu hung up his boots last year after short stints at Indian side FC Pune City and Romania’s ASA 2013 Târgu Mureș, and moved into football management with Romanian top-flight club Dinamo București.
And while living back in his native country, Mutu has allegedly accused his former nanny of stealing money and goods from his house, which were hidden in a nearby hedge.
Mutu only realised of the crime when his mother spotted the nanny taking items from the house late at night, with the former international footballer later reporting her to the police.
“She no longer works for me,” Mutu told the Romaninan press, in an interview republished by FourFourTwo.
“It's true that we have not talked nice. On her day off, I saw her leave her purse, but she had some things hidden in hedges. When we went to her room, she had her bags packed to go.
“I don't know what was in them because I never got to see. I understand that her boyfriend told her to do certain things. Of course they have got nerve – they thought they could steal from my house.
“I've made a complaint to the police – I understand that this deal is part of a network.”
Mutu signed for Chelsea in 2003 for just over £15m, but his time at the club was brought to a premature end when he failed a drugs test for cocaine the following summer. He received a seven-month ban and a £20k fine from the FA, and was released by the club.
He later went on to enjoy spells at Juventus and Fiorentina, and scored a total of 35 international goals in 77 appearances for Romania.Reuse content