AC Milan defender Philippe Mexes has said that he is hopeful that the club will be able to challenge for the top honours, despite the departure of players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva in the transfer window. AC Milan decided to sell the duo after they received a mind-boggling offer of £ 55 million from the French club PSG. This substantial offer coupled with the huge financial difficulties experienced by the Italian club led to the sale of the two players. Now, they are in the state of the building with the transfer fee received from the sale.

The AC Milan defender Philippe Mexes, who joined the club a few seasons ago from Roma, has said that he is hopeful that the club can challenge for top honours despite the departure of these players. There has been a lot of pessimism surrounding the San Siro in recent weeks after the departure of these two players, with many fans staging a protest about the decline of the team. It was only a season ago that AC Milan were extremely high after having lifted the Italian Serie A title after a gap of many seasons. Philippe Mexes believes that AC Milan will be able to replace these players due to their expertise in the transfer window.

“We have lost two great players, but the important thing now is to think of all the games awaiting us. We must again prove that we are Milan, a competitive Milan. In pre-season, you need to work so much; we must put ourselves in a position to be ready for the new season. I had a month off after the Euros and I have to be at my best before the start of the championship. I have to give my all, like all my team-mates,” said the defender.