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West Ham offered former Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles

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West Ham have been offered the chance to sign former Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder, Raul Meireles, according to the Daily Star.

Meireles only joined Fenerbahce two years ago in a £9 million deal, but the Turkish club could offload the Portugal international, as they look to cut their wage bill.

The midfielder, who is currently in Brazil for the World Cup, is one of the top earners at the club, pocketing around £3 million a year.

Sam Allardyce has been keeping tabs on the 31-year-old since January and will look to make Meireles his third summer signing, having already confirmed that Mauro Zarate and Cheikou Kouyate will be joining the club.

Meireles could be allowed to leave for as little as £3 million – drastically less than the £8 million Fenerbahce paid Chelsea for the player.

Allardyce is in the process of revamping his squad in order to inject some entertainment into the side next season – something that Meireles is certainly capable of, having already proven that he can provide plenty of goals and assists in the Premier League.

His previous experience in English football should allow him to hit the ground running with the Hammers, although, the player may have to reduce his wage demands to have any real chance of moving back to the English top flight.

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