"I will be in Italy for the final week of the transfer market," the player's agent, Giovanni Becali, said. "There are several clubs interested in Mutu, clubs that would definitely allow him to increase his wages. There are clubs keen on the player from Russia, Turkey but especially England.
"[Roberto] Mancini strongly wants him at Manchester City and said that he would be an ideal player for his team. It remains to be seen if Fiorentina will be willing to talk about a possible transfer."
I'm certainly sceptical of this one. It sounds more to do with an agent doing the rounds and attempting to drum up interest in the player than any real interest in him.
To his credit, Mutu has got his career back on track after being sacked by Chelsea, first with Juventus and for the past couple of seasons at Fiorentina. His time at Chelsea was frankly a disaster, but his record in Serie A is a good one.
That said, I don't quite see a place for him in our side given the players currently on the books - and for me he is not a huge upgrade on Valeri Bojinov.
There are certainly better players, and more prescient areas to focus on.