Former Liverpool and Chelsea badboy offered Serie A escape route

Meireles Chelsea

Former Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles could be set for yet another transfer move this summer.

They say Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho does not like to settle at a club; but compatriot Raul Meireles is far more indecisive - He is currently at Fenerbahce, his fourth club in as many seasons.

He left Porto for Liverpool in 2010, but a year later switched to Chelsea, and last summer left the Premier League for a new start in Turkey.

It hasn't exactly gone swimmingly, his season in Turkey has been filled with controversy, and now there is talk he could be on the move again.

The club linked with signing him are Fiorentina, who the Italian press say could reunite him with former Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani, and the midfielder is said to be open to the move.

Meireles, now 29, would cost around 10 million Euros. He has scored two goals in 21 games for Fenerbahce but the headlines have been coming from his ill-discipline, something which did not cause him many on-pitch problems in the Premier League.

It was back at the end of 2012 where he attracted the most headlines, sent off for allegedly spitting at a refereee and making homophobic remarks, which he vehemently denied, somewhat amusingly saying 'look at my hair' as a reason why he could never be prejudiced in that manner.

He was given a hefty ban in any case which was later reduced to four games, and his problems re-emerged last week in the Europa League, when he was sent off for just three minutes into their match with BATE Borisov.

Meireles may be going on 30, but he would be a good signing for Fiorentina, he is experienced and has played at the top level, in the Champions League with Chelsea and Porto and major tournaments with Portugal.

If the Viola want to build on their talented squad which demolished Inter 4-1 at the weekend and sit sixth in Serie A, he is just the type of player they need to top up the talent pool available and help them reach the next level.

You can watch his most recent red card here...

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