LIVERPOOL ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: Raul Meireles of Liverpool celebrates after John Pantsil of Fulham scored an own goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Fulham at Anfield on January 26 2011 in Liverpool England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
So Chelsea got their man after all, and they didn't pay through the nose for him. Chelsea have confirmed that the midfielder has joined the Blues on a four-year deal after Liverpool accepted a £12M transfer fee for him. Wages are currently unknown. That solves one of the more pressing issues in terms of midfield depth, giving Chelsea a very good (and horribly underrated, if I'm bothering to listen to Twitter) player who can ease the burden on the squad.
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In: Raul Meireles (Liverpool, £12M, 4-year-deal).
How're we feeling about this one, guys? Chelsea gave us all a heart attack before doing something immensely sneaky at the very very last minute, but is Meireles enough? One thing's for sure - Andre Villas Boas was right when he said the last say would be exciting. I just didn't expect him to pack ll of the excitement into 45 minutes.
Welcome to Stamford Bridge, Raul.
As a Chelsea fan, how do you feel about the last few days?
:-D (92 votes)
:-) (181 votes)
:-| (105 votes)
:-( (31 votes)
>:( (27 votes)
436 total votes