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Former Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles sent a message to Nani after meeting him after the Manchester United winger was sold to Fenerbahce.

Former Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles has welcomed his 'dear friend' Nani to Fenerbahce.

The pair are international colleagues, but have never played together for the same club.

The duo were rivals in the Premier League, with Nani lining up for Manchester United against Meireles' side.

Nani clinched his moved to Fenerbahce this week, eight years after signing for the Red Devils from Sporting Lisbon in 2007. The BBC reported the fee to be £4.25 million.

Former Porto midfielder Raul Meireles has been at Fenerbahce since 2012, and had what could be termed as an interesting time with the Turkish side.

His poor discipline led to a 11 match ban being handed to him, alleged to have spat at a referee, and also accused of making offensive remarks. His punishment was later reduced to a four match ban. 

Nani is Fenerbahce's third Portuguese player in their current squad, also joining Bruno Alves.

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