Meireles to consider Chelsea future

Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles is considering his future at the club following the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas, The Sun reports.

The Portuguese midfielder was unhappy with the way Villas-Boas was undermined at Stamford Bridge before Roman Abramovich sacked the 34 year old after just 257 days in charge. Meireles only moved to West London seven months ago from Liverpool for £11m, but is considering his next move away from Chelsea.

Meireles scored against Birmingham City last week in the FA Cup replay, but refused to celebrate the goal and headed down the tunnel after the final whistle instead of shaking hands with his teammates. The 28 year old was also subbed after just 37 minutes of Saturday’s 1-0 win over Stoke and is unhappy with how life is at Stamford Bridge. The Portuguese international was suspended for last night’s Champions League heroics and fears that his opportunities at Stamford Bridge will become more limited under Roberto di Matteo.

Chelsea’s new manager should be identified in the summer and with three years left on his £50,000 a week contract, Meireles is keen to avoid a hasty decision and will wait until the new boss is appointed. Meireles could be back in the starting line-up for this weekend’s FA Cup tie with Leicester City and the 28 year old will be hopeful he can make an impression to keep his place in the side.

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