RUMOURS linking Cherries with a move for Fenerbahce midfielder Raul Meireles are wide of the mark, the Daily Echo understands.

Turkish website Haber7 claims the former Liverpool and Chelsea man has agreed to join Cherries on a free transfer at the end of this month.

However, the Daily Echo understands no such agreement is in place.

Capped 73 times by Portugal, the 33-year-old Meireles has featured in two World Cups and two European Championships.

He won the FA Cup and Champions League with Chelsea in the 2011-12 season.