Reds midfielder wanted by Blues
Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is eyeing a surprise £12m move for Liverpool midfielder Raul Meireles, according to reports.
Villas-Boas knows Meireles well from their time together at Portuguese champions Porto and is said to be keen on taking him to Stamford Bridge in addition to number one target Luka Modric.
Meireles enjoyed an outstanding first year in the Premier League last season when he was voted the PFA Fans Player of the Year but is facing an uncertain future at Anfield.
The arrival of midfielders Stewart Downing, Jordan Henderson and Charlie Adam over the summer means he faces a battle to secure a first-team place this term and Liverpool are understood to be willing to sell to offset their £100m summer spending spree.