Mexes plays down Chelsea link
Philippe Mexes' agent has played down reports linking the Roma defender with a move to Chelsea. Recent conjecture has suggested Chelsea are lining up a move for the Frenchman as a possible replacement for Inter Milan target Ricardo Carvalho. New Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is thought to be a big fan of Mexes having tried to sign him while in charge of AC Milan and it has been claimed he could move to try and bring the former Auxerre man to Stamford Bridge. The player's representative, Olivier Joanneaux, insists he has had no contact with Chelsea and that any move would depend on Roma. "I have seen the rumours linking Philippe with Chelsea, but I have heard nothing," Joanneaux told skysports.com. "No-one from Chelsea has called me and I believe no-one has called Roma." Joanneaux admits Mexes would consider a move to Chelsea, but that Roma will decide the 27-year-old's future. "Chelsea almost signed Philippe in 2004, but he signed for Roma as he felt this would be best for him at the time," he added. "He would consider a move to Chelsea if they did make an offer as they are a big team, but it all depends on Roma. "He has two years left on his contract and Philippe is happy with his situation at Roma. "But if Roma decide to sell him we will consider all options available."
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