Friday January 7 2011
Fiorentina freeze out Mutu

Fiorentina have issued an official statement revealing their decision to exclude Adrian Mutu from training with the club.

The Viola have threatened legal action against the Romanian striker after he abandoned training without permission earlier this week.

Mutu apparently told his teammates that his time at the club had come to an end and he was leaving to join relegation threatened Cesena.

The player has called a press conference of his own scheduled for later today at Florence's Four Seasons Hotel.

Much like Sampdoria's decision to freeze out Antonio Cassano, Fiorentina have taken the same course of action in response to Mutu leaving "his contractual obligations gravely unfulfilled."