Former Liverpool & Chelsea star tipped for Bournemouth move

Date published: Monday 20th June 2016 2:49

Raul Meireles: Linked with return to Premier League.

Former Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles is in talks over a potential move to Bournemouth, according to reports in Turkey.

Recently Turkish media outlet, Haber7 reported that Meireles and his current club Fenerbache had failed in talks over a potential new deal and that he is now available on a free transfer this summer, with a return to the Premier League seen as his preferred destination.

Objectif Bakis also recently claimed that Meireles had opened contract talks over a potential move to Aston Villa but the deal fell through, with the player preferring a move to England’s top flight rather than the Championship.

However Aktif mediya now say that the midfielder has been in England this week over a potential move to the south coast with Bournemouth.

This wouldn’t be the 33-year-old’s first stint in the Premier League as the player spent a season each at both Liverpool and Chelsea.

After a promising six-year spell in Porto, Meireles signed for Liverpool for a £11.5million in 2010 and went on to become the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year in 2011.

The experienced midfielder was snapped up by Chelsea after just one season at Anfield and he eventually went on to be part of the London club’s Champions League triumph in 2012 despite sitting the final out after being booked in the semi-finals.

However after another one season stint at Chelsea the 73-times capped Portuguese international made the switch from Chelsea to Turkish club Fenerbache in 2012 for a reported £8million.

Since signing for the club, Meireles has now gone on to make 76 appearances for the club along with scoring six goals and was also a part of Fenerbache’s title winning side during the 2013/14 campaign.

The signing of Meireles would certainly add some experience to the Cherries midfield and would be more welcoming news for the club after Harry Arter recently signed a new deal with club.

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