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Ajaccio claim Mutu deal close

August 15, 2012
By ESPN staff

Former Chelsea and Juventus forward Adrian Mutu is set to sign for AC Ajaccio from Cesena, according to the Ligue 1 club.

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GettyImagesAdrian Mutu scored eight goals in 28 games for Cesena last season

Mutu, 33, joined Cesena last summer after being released on a free transfer from Fiorentina, and helped himself to eight Serie A goals in 2011-12.

He has continued to prove his ability at international level having scored five goals for Romania in Euro 2012 qualifying, and Ajaccio are hoping he can fire them to Ligue 1 safety in the coming campaign.

"We have an agreement with Mutu and with his agents," Ajaccio president Alain Orsoni told RMC. "Now the player needs to agree terms with Cesena.

"Mutu is an excellent attacker and I hope he can wear our colours as soon as possible."

Ajaccio narrowly avoided relegation last season after finishing 16th in Ligue 1.