Published On: Thu, Jan 23rd, 2014

AC Milan defender close to joining Trabzonspor

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Philippe Mexes - AC MilanFrench international and AC Milan centre-back Philippe Mexes is in talks to join Turkish side Trabzonspor.

The 31 year-old was understood to be nearing a move to Monaco and recently Fiorentina began inquires as well.

Trabzonspor are confident of snapping up the defender after a nightmare season at Milan according to L’Equipe.

The Turkish side are competing in the Europa League with fellow countrymen Florent Malouda also at the club.

Milan have grown impatient with Mexes’ defensive shortcomings and want to rid themselves of his €4 million wages.

Mexes has played 18 competitive matches this season and scored the vital goal to allow Milan to compete for Champions League qualification.

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