Roma 'believe' in Mexes
Roma insist French defender Philippe Mexes will not be leaving the club in the January transfer window.
By Simone Bargellini
Last Updated: 01/09/10 3:53pm
Serie A club Roma insist French defender Philippe Mexes will not be leaving the club in the January transfer window.
The 28-year-old centre-half has been linked with a move away from the Stadio Olimpico and only has one year left on his current contract.
However, Roma director Giampaolo Montali denies that the former Auxerre man will leave the Italian capital, saying the club 'believe in him'.
He told L'Equipe: "We are very attached to him, we believe in him.
"He still has a year contract with us and to extend it is our priority, I say it clearly and in the coming weeks we shall look. Mexes will not leave Roma in January because he is unsellable."
France international Mexes joined Roma back in 2004, and has made more than 160 league appearances for the Giallorossi.