French duo hint at Roma exits
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French pair Philippe Mexes and Jeremy Menez have hinted that they both may be leaving Roma at the end of the season.

Mexes is out of contract in June and was on Monday ruled out for the rest of the season after damaging his cruciate knee ligament against Juventus on Sunday. He admitted today that he is likely to move on in the summer, with AC Milan his likely destination.

"My mind is more towards leaving than staying. After seven years I can say that I made my life in Rome, but I have to make a decision and think about what's best for me," Mexes said.

After seven years I can say that I made my life in Rome, but I have to make a decision and think about what's best for me.
Philippe Mexes, Roma defender

When asked if Milan would be his destination, he said: "There's a lot of talk about that and probably yes."

As for Menez, he has found himself on the bench since Claudio Ranieri left at the end of February and was replaced by Vincenzo Montella. When asked if he would stay at Roma he merely stated: "I don't know."

Menez was enjoying the best season of his career, playing regularly and earning plaudits for the attacking verve he brought to the team. But since taking over, former player Montella has shown a distinct preference for his ex team-mates over those who arrived after his playing career ended.