Mexes agent plays down Roma link
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
THE agent for French international defender Philippe Mexes has played down reports in Italy that his client is interested in a move to Serie A side Roma.
Olivier Jouanneaux told planetfootball.com that they are not in talks with the Stadio Olimpico club and that reports quoting Mexes about his desire to play for the Giallorossi are untrue.
"The stories that appeared in (Italian newspaper) Gazzetta Dello Sport about Phillipe Mexes and his wanting to go to Roma are false," said Jouanneaux.
"He is still under contract to Auxerre until 2005 but he is going to civil court with his club over his new deal."
Mexes is currently with the host French squad that are competing in the Confederations Cup and the defender has been strongly linked with a move to Premiership side Arsenal.
The defender is facing an uncertain future, with Mexes going to a tribunal to resolve a dispute regarding his new contract with Auxerre.