French international Philippe Mexes is cooling his heels on the AC Milan bench and he could be a decent bargain buy in January.
The 32-year-old is yet to feature in Serie A this season and was an unused substitute against Juventus, Empoli, Cesena and Chievo.
Pippo Inzaghi doesn't seem to rate Mexes, who is very much behind Alex and Adil Rami in the pecking order at San Siro.
But Mexes has been a star man in the past and must be desperate to find a fresh start, which could open the door to Manchester United should they want some defensive cover.
Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport has described Mexes as 'almost a ghost', and states that he may be paying the price for choosing to fight for a place at Milan rather than looking for a new club earlier.
Mexes is Milan's highest earner, level with Fernando Torres on £3.2 million per season and the paper believes that the Rossoneri will try and get rid of him at the soonest possible opportunity.
Any side who want to take chance on Mexes may be able to secure a knock-down price in January because they will be cutting Milan's losses in any case.