As Chelsea keep struggling to get their targets this summer, this season seems like one that would be hard fought.

The Blues lost the chase for Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool. They also lost the chance to sign Swansea forward Fernando Llorente as Tottenham beat them to it. Leicester City’s RiyadMahrez might join them but nothing is sure anymore. Danny Drinkwater has expressed desire to move to Stamford Bridge but The Foxes are yet to accede to the request.

Antonio Conte tried luring RomeluLukaku back to Chelsea earlier but Manchester United beat them to it. While the Italian has added three to four new players, he would be set for transfer deadline pressure to add more, considering the number that left.

As Chelsea continue to suffer more woes in the transfer market, we remember when they signed Adrian Mutu back in 2003.

The Romanian joined the west London club that summer. He moved from Parma to Chelsea for a then large sum of €22.5 million. That was before the transfer market got as inflated as it is now.

The player was expected to bang in the goals and help the Premier League giants to more titles. He disappointed on the goalscoring but he netted ten times after 27 games. However, the drama was yet to begin.

Adrian Mutu failed a drug test that saw him banned for seven months. Subsequently he left the club and joined Serie A giants Juventus in 2005. He had a long drawn battle with the Blues that ended in him being ordered to pay the club £14 million in damages for breach of contract and others.

His seven goal tally in 33 games was not enough so he had to depart Turin for Fiorentina, where he enjoyed better success. He played in India and his home country before he retired last year. He is currently the general manager at DinamoBucuresti, while working on his badges.

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