Former-Chelsea centre-back Alex is set to complete a summer switch from Paris Saint-Germain to AC Milan, with his agent in Italy finalising talks with the Serie A side.
TalkSPORT reports how the 31-year-old - who has been at PSG since 2012 - has been told by the club that he is no longer needed, and if he chose to stay, he would be used as a backup to the first-team, which is something the Brazilian is not happy about, especially as he comes to the closing years of his career.
The powerhouse defender has played nearly 100 games for the French champions, and built a solid partnership alongside Thiago Silva at the back, but with Chelsea's David Luiz set to join when the transfer window opens in July, Alex's first-team opportunities will be limited and he's been told by the club that he can leave.
The 6ft 2in centre-back is ready to swap France for Italy as he prepares to complete a move to AC Milan after receiving high praise about the club from his team-mate, and former Milan defender Silva.
With a potential transfer looming Alex's agent Kia Joorabchian is currently in Italy holding formal talks with the Milan board, who are desperate to strengthen their squad this summer after a dismal campaign.
The Serie A giants finished mid-table last season and were nearly 50 points short of champions Juventus, who won yet another league title, and Milan president Adriano Galliani is already holding talks with the club about potential transfer targets.
Galliani is set to announce former-striker Filippo Inzaghi as the new manager, despite Clarence Seedorf only taking over this season, and it's reported that the two have already held several talks to discuss transfer plans.
With several comings-and-goings expected at the San Siro this window, Alex is expected to be just one of several signings, and with talks currently being held it's expected that a deal may be announced in the near future and may be wrapped up before the World Cup, which starts next Thursday.
PSG paid Chelsea roughly £4.2 million for the Brazilian back in 2012, but are prepared to lose him on a free due to their plans to strengthen.
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