Fenerbahce in talks to sign Chelsea midfielder Meireles

Fenerbahce are in talks with Chelsea over the transfer of midfielder Raul Meireles, with the Turkish club all but confirming the move after notifying the stock market.

The 29-year-old has struggled to force his way into Roberto Di Matteo’s starting eleven so far this season after a summer of heavy investment at Stamford Bridge.

Meireles only arrived at the club last summer from Liverpool under previous manager Andre Villas-Boas’ regime but has fallen down the pecking order in recent months, behind the likes of Frank Lampard, Ramires and John Obi Mikel.

Having been capped 62 times at international level by Portugal, Meireles played in their FA Cup final victory over Kenny Dalglish’s side at Wembley last season as a substitute before suspension ruled him out of their historic Champions League final triumph against Bayern Munich.

He has been linked with moves away all summer, with a  proposed move to Napoli failing to materialise and he has until midnight on September 5, when the Turkish transfer window closes, to complete the move.

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