The Portugal international has been linked with a move back to England recently.
Aktif Mediya report that the former Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder has been in England this week as he looks to seal a move to Bournemouth, having decided against a move to Aston Villa.
It seems as though he has been swayed by the prospect of Premier League football at Dean Court, after Aston Villa’s relegation to the Championship – and that the midfielder has rejected offers from his Portuguese homeland to make the move.
He is a free agent after failing to agree an extension to his deal with the Turkish club.
The transfer has certainly come as a surprise, as he is not a typical Bournemouth signing, but he would certainly add some experience to the Cherries midfield.
As for Villa it appears they have missed out.
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The mercurial midfielder, who has 73 caps for Portugal, was first linked to Bournemouth by Haber7 a month ago.