No truth in Hammers’ Mutu link

West Ham United have dismissed speculation linking them with a new year move to sign former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu from Fiorentina.

The 30-year-old Romania international is currently sidelined by a knee injury and Hammers sporting director Gianluca Nani has rubbished talk of a January deal.

He told Violanews.com:"I would like to talk about serious things. I prefer not to say anything about Mutu. It's all rubbish.

"I'm saddened by all these voices who insist there's a deal. There's little respect and that's not right."

Mutu's agent, Giovanni Becali, had earlier told The Mirror:"I can't rule out the possibility of Mutu leaving in January.

"Mutu just needs to recover (from a knee injury) and play. Then we will see in January if any offers come in."

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