Report: Milan Set To Sign Roma Defender Philippe Mexes

Milan are reportedly on the verge of signing Philippe Mexes from Roma.
According to a report in L'Equipe, Serie A table toppers Milan are on the verge of completing the transfer of highly rated France international Philippe Mexes from fellow Italian side Roma on a Bosman free transfer.

The Rossoneri currently have only two centre-backs who have proven top class - Alessandro Nesta and Thiago Silva - and are therefore eager to add another high profile name to their back-line.

The 28-year-old Mexes started his professional career with Auxerre and joined Roma in the summer of 2004. He has since made well over 150 official appearances for the Giallorossi.

However, Mexes has an expiring contract with Roma and the two parties have so far been unable to reach an agreement about a new deal. Therefore, the experienced defender could be on his way out of the Lupi at the end of the season.

The report reads that Milan have already agreed terms with Mexes and that it's only a matter of time before the centre-back inks a long-term deal with i Diavoli. However, Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has played down the rumours linking Milan with Mexes.

"We haven't agreed terms with Philippe Mexes. We don't want to interfere in the negotiations between the player and Roma, a club with which we have a good relationship. Obviously, we'd be interested in signing him if Mexes decides not to sign a new deal with Roma," commented Galliani.

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