Liverpool are hoping to beat other potential suitors to the signing of Roma’s unhappy centre back Philippe Mexes. The French international has lost his starting spot at the Stadio Olimpico and is reportedly ready to quit the club and has made remarks in the past about being interested in a move to the Premier League.
Roy Hodgson is looking to improve his defence and could well see the 28 year old as the ideal candidate to steady the Anfield back line and the vastly experienced former Auxerre man may well be keen on a new challenge after six years at the Serie A side.
Claudio Ranieri has already stated that Mexes will be used as cover and that has led many clubs to become interested in making a move for the powerfully built Toulouse born battler. The likes of Arsenal and Juventus has been linked with a move for his services.
Some sources feel that a move of as little as £6m may be enough to snap up Mexes and given the new owners on board at Liverpool this fee should be easily covered.