Aston Villa make contact with ex-Liverpool star ahead of ambitious move

Aston Villa have contacted former Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles’ representatives ahead of what would be a stunning summer move for his signature, according to reports from Fanatik.

The 73-cap Portugal international is currently plying his trade in Turkey with Fenerbahce, but his contract with the Istanbul giants is set to expire in a few months’ time.

It’s understood that he’s stalling on negotiations to extend his stay at Fener, and reports claim that this has alerted Villa, who have made initial contact with the player’s camp.

The Villans are currently staring at relegation – they’re 12 points adrift of safety with just seven games to play and have won only three times in the league all season – which makes any move for the 33-year-old ambitious given that they’d have to persuade him to play in the Championship.

Meireles is also attracting interest from Sporting CP in his homeland.

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