Valencia to move for Meireles
Valencia are set to make a 10million euros bid for Raul Meireles, according to the Portuguese press.
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 10/06/08 9:01pm
Valencia are set to make a 10million euros (£8million) bid for Raul Meireles, according to reports in the Portuguese press.
The Spanish side have been prompted to move for the 25-year-old Porto player after he scored in Portugal's 2-0 opening Euro 2008 victory over Turkey.
Meireles has a deal with Porto until June 2011 and the club have previously insisted he is not for sale.
But the Portuguese champions have been barred from next season's UEFA Champions League following allegations of bribing referees in Portuguese domestic matches in 2003/04, so they could be tempted to raise cash through the sale of Meireles.
Porto are appealing against their exclusion from the Champions League, with their case set to be heard on Friday.