Former Chelsea and Liverpool midfielder Raul Meireles set to join Serie A side Lazio

Former Chelsea and Liverpool midfielder Raul Meireles is on the verge of joining Italian side Lazio.

The 33-year-old, currently a free agent after leaving Fenerbahce, could join the Stadio Olimpico club after their star man Lucas Biglia was sidelined for three months with a muscular injury.

Premier League side Bournemouth were also interested in the Portugal international, who originally announced his retirement upon leaving Fenerbahce last season.

Though Bournemouth could not come to an agreement with the former Liverpool man, Meireles is thought to be keen on the idea of a move to Serie A.

Calciomercato have revealed Lazio are likely to pursue the 33-year-old as a direct replacement for the injured Biglia.

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