According to Portuguese publication A Bola, Manchester United are interested in Benfica attacking-midfielder Anderson Talisca. The 24-year-old joined Turkish Super Lig side Besiktas on a season-long last summer and has been in fantastic form which has led to uncertainty over his future at the Estadio da Luz.
Talisca, who joined Benfica from Brazilian outfit EC Bahia in 2014, has scored 16 goals in 37 games in all competitions this season. His Besiktas side are currently third in the Super Lig, three points adrift of leaders Galatasaray, and the loan move appears to be going well.
But his short-term future is unknown when he returns to parent club Benfica. Manchester United have been linked to Talisca, but The Sun says Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers are also keen on his signature.
The Brazilian attacker is likely to overlook Wolves if United are interested in him, although the former earning promotion this season could boost their chances. Nevertheless, the Red Devils are in the driving seat as the player and United manager share the same agent – Jorge Mendes.
One stumbling block in their pursuit could be the player worrying about game time, given Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford provide stiff competition at Old Trafford.