Report: Raul Meireles set for free transfer Bournemouth move

Raul Meireles Portugal

The Portuguese international is out of contract this summer.

Reports in Turkey this weekend are suggesting that AFC Bournemouth are in talks with Raul Meireles over a potential move to Dean Court for the Portuguese international.

Haber7 is reporting that Meireles and Fenerbahce have failed to come to an agreement regarding a new deal at the club. He is therefore a free agent this summer and the report claims he is all set to join Bournemouth.

In doing so he will reject offers from Porto and Braga in his homeland to sign a one-year-deal.

The mercurial midfielder, who has 73 caps for Portugal, has been heavily linked with Aston Villa in the Turkish media recently but it seems Bournemouth might have now sneaked on in.

Objektif Bakis in Turkey reported that Villa had opened contract talks with Meireles over a potential return to English football.

Meireles has played in the Premier League before – having spent time with both Liverpool and Chelsea.

The 33-year-old would bring some experience to the Bournemouth midfield, as they look to stay in the Premier League for a second consecutive season.

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