Adrian Mutu's agent Alessandro Moggi has said that Mutu has lowered his salary claim from 4 million to 3 million euro per season in order to remain at Fiorentina. Currently, Mutu receives 1,5 million euro per year and this represents the upper limit of salaries there.

However, Adrian Mutu, due to his success in the last couple of years demands a significant increase. Plus, he wishes to sign a contract until 2013, namely for two more seasons, Mediafax informs.

Adrian Mutu is currently courted by German club Shalke 04, who would be willing to pay a considerable amount for the player, the international press reads. Mutu's financial difficulties started once he was summoned by his former club, Chelsea to pay 12 million euro as damages for his breach of contract.