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AC Milan target Mexes swoop

March 2, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

AC Milan are interested in signing Roma defender Philippe Mexes this summer, with Italian newspaper Il Corriere Dello Sport claiming that a deal has already been agreed.

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PA PhotosFrance centre-back Philippe Mexes has sought a new challenge after seven years at Roma

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Mexes' future has been the subject of speculation for some time as he has consistently refused to sign a new contract with Roma.

His current deal expires in the summer and the Rossoneri are waiting in the wings to sign him on a free transfer should that situtation remain unchanged.

"If Mexes does not renew his contract with Roma, we are interested in the player," Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani telling Gazzetta dello Sport.

The France centre-back has been identified as a possible replacement for 34-year-old Alessandro Nesta, whose contract also expires at the end of the season.

Reports in Italy claim that Mexes, 28, has already agreed a €4 million-a-year deal with Milan and, should he leave Roma, the Gialorossi are believed to be tracking Dortmund centre-back Neven Subotic, as well as Fenernahce's Diego Lugano and Bologna's Migel Britos.