Stamford Bridge boss eyes up Roma defender.
Chelsea may make a January move for experienced Roma centre back Philippe Mexes as Carlo Ancelotti looks to beef up his defensive options. Having sold Ricardo Carvalho to Real Madrid the Italian does not have many options at centre back and should the club lose either of their first choice pairing of John Terry and Alex then they do not have a wealth of options to fall back on.
The 28 year old French international is reportedly upset at the potential lack of first team football at Roma after the arrival of Nicolas Burdisso at the Stadio Olimpico and the former Auxerre man, who is out of contract in the summer, has stated “If I don’t find space in the first half of the season then I may decide against renewing my contract”.
The Stamford Bridge boss is an admirer of the battling defender and knows him well from his days as AC Milan boss and he may decide to make a move when the transfer window re-opens and could capture him for as little as £4m and Roma boss Claudio Ranieri appears to not be standing in the way of his potential departure.
After six years in the Italian capital a move to the Premier League may well be tempting for Philippe Mexes who is also thought to be a target of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.