Arsenal fight Juventus and AC Milan in hunt for £10m Roma defender Philippe Mexes

19 May 2010 02:08
Arsenal face competition from Juventus in their pursuit of Roma centre half Philippe Mexes.

Arsene Wenger is reportedly considering a swoop for the France international as part of a search for two new central defenders this summer.

After falling out of favour with boss Claudio Ranieri and starting just 17 Serie A matches this season, Roma are prepared to sacrifice the 28-year-old - who was once on Manchester United's radar.

Five star: Mexes with fellow Roma centre back Juan (right)

But AC Milan are also thought to be interested and now Juventus have been linked with a swap deal that would see Brazil-born Italy striker Amauri moving in the opposite direction to the Italian capital.

The Gunners have been linked with a £10million move for Mexes, who has 13 caps but will not be part of France's World Cup squad.

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Source: Daily_Mail