Chelsea capture Liverpool star

Chelsea can confirm that they have signed Raul Meireles from Liverpool for a fee of around £12m.

The news comes after it emerged a mere half hour before the transfer window closed, that the Portuguese international had handed in a transfer request.

This information indicates a deal was already in place before the request was submitted, after Chelsea unveiled their interest in the maestro several days ago.

The news joining this transfer is that Craig Bellamy is now a Liverpool player once more, information that could have influenced Meireles’ decision to move away from the club.

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