ROME - AS Roma's Philippe Mexes will
probably join Serie A leaders AC Milan in the close season once
his contract runs out, the France centre back said on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old's season is over after cruciate ligament
surgery and on leaving the clinic Mexes revealed he had almost
certainly played his last game for Roma.
"It's talked about a lot, probably yes," Mexes told
reporters when asked if he was signing for Milan.
"But neither in Italy nor abroad will I find a team like
Roma. Football is like that. Life makes you make other choices."
His Roma and France team mate Jeremy Menez, visiting Mexes
in hospital, hinted he could also quit Vincenzo Montella's
sixth-placed Serie A side.
"I don't know," the midfielder told reporters when asked if
he would stay.
Mexes has long been linked with Milan in the Italian media
but he will not be heading to the San Siro as a direct
replacement for Alessandro Nesta, who has announced he will not
retire at the end of the season.
The 35-year-old centre-back, troubled by injuries for years,
said in a recent interview that he was almost at the end of his
career but the former Italy defender has now made it clear he
did not mean he would stop in May.
"I was misunderstood the last time," Nesta told Milan's TV
channel. "I didn't say I was quitting at the end of the season.
I'm close to the end but not at the end."
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