Milan may move for Alex
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Reports in the Dutch media are suggesting Milan will make a move for Alex.Reports in the Dutch media are suggesting Milan will make a move for PSV Eindhoven defender Alex in the January transfer window.
Alex has emerged as one of the most commanding defenders in Europe, with his displays catching the eye of many of the continent's major players, but it was widely believed that Chelsea would be his next port of call.
PSV have a special relationship with the big-spending Premiership champions and it was rumoured that Chelsea aided the Dutch outfit financially in landing Alex from Santos in 2004.
Alex proved his class for PSV with towering displays in both the UEFA Champions League and Eredivisie last term, but his efforts did not lead to a summer move to Stamford Bridge.
It is now being claimed that he may not head to West London after all, as Milan are rumoured to be readying themselves for a January transfer swoop.
Milan's ageing defence is in need of an overhaul, with Jaap Stam, Paolo Maldini and Alessandro Costacurta all the wrong side of 30, and coach Carlo Ancelotti feels Alex could be the man to partner Alessandro Nesta at the San Siro.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has a wealth of quality central defensive options available to him, including John Terry, William Gallas and Ricardo Carvalho, and if he fails to bid for Alex in January the path could be left clear for Milan to swoop for the Brazilian.