Arsenal and Chelsea on transfer alert as French ace keeps options open

Roma’s French International defender Philippe Mexes has yet to make a decision on where he will be playing his football next season, which will come of interest to Arsenal and Chelsea.

Talksport has revealed that Arsenal and Chelsea are the two English clubs among the 28 year old’s list of admirers. The former Auxerre man’s contract with the Serie A outfit expires in June, making him a free agent.

Roma will hope they can still persuade Mexes, who has been at the club since 2004 to extend his stay at the Stadio Olimpico. Mexes hasn’t ruled out this possibility, but he hasn’t quashed any rumours linking him with a move away, “I have many offers, but I will not decide my future until the season ends,” he said.

The Frenchman went onto say, “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.”

Mexes would command a hefty wage packet, but with no transfer fee he is sure to be one of the most sought after players in Europe this June.