Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Report: Napoli prepare Meireles bid


Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri has made Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles his top transfer target according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Raul Meireles

Mazzarri is resigned to losing star striker Ezequiel Lavezzi to Paris St Germain but will be eager to strengthen his squad to challenge for a top three spot in the Serie A after Napoli disappointingly missed out on Champions League qualification last season.
Meireles put in some eye-catching performances for the Blues in their successful Champions League campaign, notably scoring a belter in the quarter-finals against Benfica which set them on their way to victory.
The Portuguese international however refused to be drawn into speculation about his future, insisting that he was only concentrating on the Iberian semi-final clash on Wednesday between his nation and Spain.
Speaking to the Mirror, the 29-year-old said: "I am focused on the Euros and cannot think about my future now."
The 2011 PFA Fans' Player of the Year, who joined Chelsea on transfer deadline day last season, made 45 appearances for the Stamford Bridge outfit, scoring 6 goals and providing 6 assists along the way.
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