Philippe Mexes has revealed that he expects to be on his way to AC Milan at the end of the season.
The France international is currently on the books of Roma, but will see his contract with the capital giants expire in the summer.
Numerous clubs were believed to be in the running for his signature, with it not often that a player of such calibre becomes available as a free agent.
Mexes admits it will be a wrench to leave Roma after seven enjoyable years at Stadio Olimpico, but believes a move to Milan has come at the right stage of his career.
The 29-year-old centre-half, who is set to miss the remainder of the 2010/11 campaign with a knee ligament injury, told Gazzetta dello Sport: "I don't think I will be staying at Roma, I will be going elsewhere.
"AC Milan? There has been a lot of talk about such a move and I will probably go there.
"After seven years in Rome I am very close to the city, the fans and the club. My son was born in Rome and I feel Roman.
"Football is like this, though, and I have to make the best decision for myself.
"Whatever happens I will never find another team like Roma, not in Italy nor abroad."