Raul Meireles set for Chelsea exit as Turkish side Fenerbache announce they have opened talks
Fenerbahce have announced they are in talks to sign Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles.
Fenerbahce would be able to buy the 29 year-old outside the British transfer window because their own country’s does not close until midnight on Wednesday.
Chelsea were not immediately available for comment about Fenerbahce’s announcement over Meireles, who only moved to Stamford Bridge from Liverpool for a reported £12million on transfer deadline day last year.
Since then, the Portugal international has struggled to hit top form and has been in and out of the starting line-up.
He has long been linked with a move away and there have been reports in the past week that Fenerbahce were preparing an £8million bid for him.
Letting the all-action Meireles go would be risky strategy by Chelsea, whose midfield was completely overrun by Atletico Madrid in Friday night’s Uefa Super Cup debacle.