MILAN - Adrian Mutu has apologised to his
Fiorentina team-mates after being accused of punching a barman
and is poised to return to the squad for Sunday's Serie A match
The Romanian striker, whose second lengthy drugs ban ends on
Friday, is the subject of a police investigation after an
incident in a bar in the early hours of Saturday.
Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is in desperate need of another
forward to boost his injury-hit side's flagging start to the
"I'm a coach and I hope to have him on the pitch as soon as
possible," Mihajlovic told a news conference on Monday.
"Yesterday Adrian apologised to all the dressing room. It was a
gesture the lads appreciated."
Fiorentina sporting director Pantaleo Corvino also said Mutu
would be allowed to return from his nine-month drugs suspension
despite the probe into the alleged assault.
"We have Mutu in the squad and on Sunday he will make a
comeback," he told reporters.
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