Brazilian midfield star opens door for Liverpool or Chelsea move

Brazilian international Felipe Melo has opened the door for a stunning move to Chelsea or Liverpool by revealing his admiration for both clubs.

The current Galatasaray star was heavily linked with a switch to Arsenal back in 2009, but Italian giants Juventus snapped him up from Fiorentina.

Melo endured a tough spell in Turin, though, which he eventually ended by switching to Gala.

And now, although 31, the holding midfielder has not given up on a spell in the Premier League, citing both Chelsea and Liverpool as potential options for him:

“I am a warrior, the English like that.” He is quoted by The Express.

“I have been approached by English clubs when I played at Juve. I do not close the door.

“If an offer arrives and it is good for me and Galatasaray, why not?

“Arsenal wanted me to come in 2009 when I was at Fiorentina.

“Juve paid nearly 25 million euros (£18.5m) to pay my release clause and I signed there.

“I love Chelsea because I’m a big fan of Jose Mourinho. I appreciate Liverpool because they have great fans.”

After an underwhelming spell with Juve, Melo has thrived in Turkey, helping Galatasaray to two Super Lig titles.

He has also represented Brazil on 22 occasions, winning the Confederations Cup back in 2009.

Melo has not represented the Selecao since 2010, after he was criticised following the nation’s exit from the World Cup.

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