Arsenal defender target admits he 'could go' to Emirates

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Arsenal defender target Philippe Mexes hasn't ruled out a summer move away from Serie 'A'.

The French international has been on the radar of a number of clubs in England for some time now, with Arsenal the most heavily linked with a move for the player.

Mexes' contract is set to expire at Roma in the summer, making him available on a free transfer and also eligible for a pre-contract agreement with a club outside Italy. It's unknown if Arsenal have attempted to pursue this option.

Chelsea are also interested in bringing the player to the Barclays Premier League, according to talkSPORT, and Mexes is keeping his options open.

"I have many offers, but I will not decide my future until the season ends," said the 28-year-old.

"Right now, I could go to any of the major leagues in the world, but I have to evaluate many things when I make my decision."


Arsene Wenger is thought to be in the market for a defender after seeing his thread-bare backline at the Emirates exposed during the season. Thomas Vermaelen has been out for the majority of the season for the Gunners, and Sebastien Squillaci has struggled to settle after also suffering a slight knock midway through the campaign.

Per Mertesacker, Chris Samba and Richard Dunne were all linked with a move to Arsenal in January, but Wenger failed in his efforts to bring anyone to north London apart from Ryo Miyachi.

With money to spend, it's thought that Arsenal will be back in the market come the summer and will look to strengthen at the first opportunity.

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