Fiorentina striker Adrian Mutu has been told he will have to pay Chelsea €17million in compensation in relation to his cocaine case after losing his appeal, the Swiss Federal Court said in a statement on Monday.
Mutu was sacked by Chelsea in 2004 after he tested positive for cocaine. And, after a five year legal case, Switzerland's supreme court upheld the CAS decision (Court for Arbitration in Sport) that he must pay compensation to the Premier League club.
Mutu had appealed to the CAS against FIFA's decision to award Chelsea compensation following his sacking because he breached his contract.
The CAS upheld FIFA's decision last year, leaving Mutu to appeal to the Swiss court. However, their decision this morning means he will have to pay the English club.
A statement from the court reads:
"It reached the conclusion that this was not the case and the Romanian footballer's appeal was unfounded."
The Associated Press claims the striker has been ordered to pay €17,173,990 plus an annual interest of five percent apllied from 2008. He will also have to pay the legal fees of €104,000.
Mutu is currently banned following a double doping test failure in January. Last week Fiorentina confirmed he was for sale.
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