Report: Raul Meireles to make Aston Villa decision at the end of the month

Raul Meireles Portugal

The Portuguese international reportedly has a contract offer from the relegated club.

Aston Villa are already beginning to plan for next season in the Championship.

One name that has been linked with a move to the club is former Chelsea and Liverpool midfielder Raul Meireles.

The Portugal international is out of contract with Turkish side Fenerbahce this summer and the Istanbul club is not set to offer him a new deal.

Objektif Bakis reported that Aston Villa had opened contract talks with the Portuguese veteran regarding a potential switch to the Midlands.

Now reports in Turkey have updated on the situation.

Yeni Safak is reporting that the offer from Aston Villa remains on the table but that Meireles is still considering his options. He will make a decision at the end of the season – which will be after they face fierce rivals Galatasaray in the Turkish Cup final on the 25th May.

Meireles is said to be keen on a return to English football but is surely not too keen on playing in the Championship.

The Portuguese international, who has 73 caps for his country, has played just 12 times for the club this season and has not featured since the 13th March.

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