Briatore quashes Mutu link

Viola forward not set for Loftus Road move

Mutu: Controversial forward

Fiorentina striker Adrian Mutu will not be making the switch to Queens Park Rangers, according to Flavio Briatore.

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The 31-year-old Romanian forward has been linked with a move to the Championship leaders but Briatore, who recently handed control of the club over to Bernie Ecclestone, has denied the rumours.

Controversial attacker Mutu, who returned from a drugs ban to play for the Viola in October, has had previous stints with Inter Milan, Parma, Chelsea and Juventus.

But Briatore, who has contacts with the Italian club, insists he will not be arriving at Loftus Road in the future.

He said in the Daily Star: "At this moment we are not interested in Mutu. There is a coach who decides who he wants and he is happy with the team he has.

"Adrian will surely find many teams in Italy who want him. I do not understand why Fiorentina would let anyone take him.

"But for our part, we can exclude interest in Adrian Mutu 100 per cent."