Mutu banned from Fiorentina training

Just two days after walking out of training, troubled Romania forward Adrian Mutu found himself banned from Fiorentina's training ground today.

Mutu incurred his bosses' wrath on Wednesday when walking out of training following a meeting between his agent and the club. And although he turned up on Friday, he was told to leave.

"Fiorentina has... decided to exclude with immediate effect the footballer Adrian Mutu from training and preparation," said a statement on the club's website.

"The decision was taken in light of the serious and retaliatory failure to fulfill his contractual obligations, inflicting serious sporting and economic damage to the club and showing the club a lack of respect."

Fiorentina also repeated their intention to sue Mutu for breach of contract. The striker has played only six games this season, scoring once.