AC Milan have insisted there is no deal in place to sign Philippe Mexes, although they would be interested if he decides to leave Roma.
Mexes' future remains the subject of speculation as he is out of contract at the end of the season and says he is in no hurry to sign an extension.
Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal have been linked with a move for the Frenchman but reports in his homeland claim Milan may have already agreed terms over a summer switch.
Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani denies this to be true, saying the club would never seek to unsettle either Mexes or Roma.
However, Galliani admits the Rossoneri are admirers of the centre-back and may get involved in the chase for his signature if he becomes available.
"There is no agreement between Milan and Philippe Mexes," Galliani told L'Equipe.
"Milan doesn't want to disturb neither the player nor Roma, a club that is our friend.
"If the player does decide not to extend at Roma then Milan could of course be attracted, like a lot of other clubs."