Meireles hands in transfer request

Updated: August 31, 2011

Raul Meireles had handed in a transfer request as he looks to force through a move to Liverpool’s premier league rivals Chelsea.

The Portuguese star impressed during the second half of last season after joining last summer from Porto but the signings of Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson have meant that starting places in the Liverpool midfielder are harder to come by this season.

Chelsea had a player plus cash bid rejected earlier in the week with Yossi Benayoun the player offered. That was rejected however with time running out in the window, Meireles is now trying to force Liverpool’s hand.

Rumours that Daniel Sturridge could be part of another Chelsea bid are at this point unconfirmed.

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