Italian giant’s Inter Milan are vying for the services of Liverpool’s Portuguese midfielder Raul Meireles in possible £14m swoop.
Merieles, 28, eventually enjoyed a successful first season in the premier league after a slow start. Helping Dalglish’s men gain a credible Premiership spot after a troubled spell under Roy Hodgson.
Despite only being at Anfield for a year, Meireles was voted PFA fans player of the year. The creative hub of Liverpool’s midfield play during Gerrard’s considerable lay off now faces stiff competition for his place. With the signing of England prospect Jordan Henderson and the potential transfer of Charlie Adam from Blackpool, the former FC Porto player’s starting place is by no mean assured.
Inter failed to replicate the scintillating form shown under Mourinho during their Treble winning campaign last time out. The faults which have haunted the side throughout the season were on show in the 5-2 capitulation at the hands of Schalke in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final.
The over reliance on Wesley Sneijder to dictate the play in the middle of the park has meant that the former European champions have become all too easy to stifle. The likes of Cambiasso and Motta can protect a back four as well as anyone but lack the imagination and ability to contribute in an attacking sense to the side’s play.
According to Talksport, Inter president, Massimo Moratti has welcomed any deal bringing the Portuguese ace to the san siro. As the once formidable Nerrazuri search out a creative spark to ease the burden on Sneijder’s shoulders.
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