FIFA orders Juventus, Livorno to pay Chelsea

IANS| Updated: Oct 19, 2013, 13:09 PM IST

Rome: Football world`s governing body FIFA has ordered Italian clubs Juventus and Livorno to help Adrian Mutu pay the more than 21 million euros he owes English side Chelsea.

FIFA considered the Italian clubs "are jointly responsible" as Mutu went to Juventus via a licensing technicality with Livorno to get around limits on non-EU players during his suspension by English FA over a positive cocaine test.

Chelsea sacked Mutu for the doping case in 2004 with more than four years on his deal and FIFA ruled in 2008 that Mutu needed to pay 17.7 million euros in compensation to Chelsea for contract infringement. But the amount has gone up with interest.