AC Milan are set to bolster their defence by completing a deal for ex-Chelsea defender Alex, according to the Daily Mail.
The Paris Saint-Germain ace has undergone a medical at the Serie A side and will formally complete his transfer in the very near future.
Alex has been a consistent performer for the French Champions over the last two seasons, scoring six goals in 70 league appearances and proving a rock-solid partner for Brazil captain Thiago Silva.
Ahead of his medical, the Brazilian told Milan Channel, “I’m very happy to be here, everything is wonderful.I want to take the club back to the Champions League.”
After completing a €5m from Chelsea in January 2012, a side with whom he won the 2009 FA Cup and a league and cup double with in 2010, the 31-year-old has played a prominent role in PSG’s back-to-back title winning seasons.
With 17 international caps to his name, Alex may feel disappointed not to be on the plane back to his home nation for the World Cup, but the standard of competition for the Brazilian back line meant there was little surprise over Alex’s exclusion.
Alex is set to be replaced by his fellow countrymen David Luiz, who has also moved from Chelsea, and PSG have made it clear that they are a side focused on bringing Europe’s elite players as they seek to battle for Champions League glory next term.
Milan must ensure that this summer is a busy one if they are to give their new manager Filippo Inzaghi a strong chance of returning his side to the Champions League next year.
Mario Balotelli’s future remains in doubt following the former club legend’s appointment and Milan must acquire a balance of experience and quality to restore belief amongst the Rossoneri faithful.
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