Hammonds, Chelsea and cocaine

A nice win today from the strangely low-profile Hammonds: it’s just acted for Chelsea FC in getting compensation out of £15m striker Adrian Mutu, binned in 2005 after he tested positive for cocaine.
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And Hammonds isn’t the only firm to have been loitering around Stamford Bridge over the last couple of years.

Sports boutique Couchman Harrington has been telling us about a string of football exclusives, including Ricardo Carvalho’s five-year contract extension with Chelski, to add to last season’s deals for Didier Drogba, Michael Ballack and Andriy Shevchenko.

So far, though, no word as to who’s acting for Mourinho’s dog – surely the only Chelsea transfer deal worth having.