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Milan closing in on ex-Chelsea defender Alex

AC Milan are close to agreeing a deal for Paris Saint-Germain defender Alex, according to the latest reports in Italy.

Paris Saint-Germain centre-back Alex has been insistent that he will renew his current contract, but AC Milan could be ready to pounce.

The former Chelsea man's deal at PSG expires at the end of this season and he is yet to agree an extension despite publicly stating his expectation that he would stay put.

PSG are still attempting to work out their situation with non-EU players for next season, which seems to have delayed any firm decision on Alex's contract.

According to Tuttosport, Milan have been watching Alex's situation with interest and are preparing to step in with a contract offer to try and lure him to Italy.

The paper reports that Milan are waiting with a two-year contract worth just over £2m per season that could prove attractive to Alex.

Milan appear to have already made contact with Alex's agent Kia Joorabchian, who also represents Adel Taarabt - another player they are in talks with.

This summer is likely to see a comprehensive overhaul of Milan's squad, but their spending power could be partially dependent on whether or not they secure a place in next season's Champions League.

A victory over rivals Inter at the weekend strengthened Milan's chances of making Europe but they still trail sixth-placed Torino by a point with just two games to go.

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