The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) announced yesterday that the Fiorentina striker had tested positive for sibutramine, an anti-obesity drug, after a Serie A game between Fiorentina and Bari on January 10.
“I have spoken to Adrian,” said Mutu’s agent Victor Becali.
“Clearly he is a little worried but we are optimistic. He will probably ask for analysis of the B sample.”
Mutu found out about his positive test while training with the team ahead of Sunday’s match at Napoli and left the ground early.
The 31-year-old could face a lengthy ban as this is his second failed drug test. In 2004, the he was sacked by Chelsea after testing positive for cocaine and was given a seven-month worldwide football ban. After his suspension, Mutu joined Juventus in January 2005 before moving to Fiorentina at the end of the following season.