Rumours of Benfica star Anderson Talisca moving to ​Manchester United could be about to gather pace, with the star's agent set to fly to England to hold talks with the ​Premier League giants.

Portuguese paper O Jogo - via ​Sport Witness - claim the forward is to fly back to his homeland of Brazil, where he will meet his representative Carlos Leite to talk about his future.

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They are expected to discuss the supposed interest from United, which was reported in the UK on Sunday, as well as possible moves to Roma or Bejing Guoan. ​Newly promoted Premier League side Wolves have also been credited with interest.

Leite already has a flight planned to Manchester, and he is ready to talk to club officials about a potential deal for his client to join the Red Devils this summer.

Portuguese publications A Bola, Jornal de Notícias and Diário de Notícias are all reporting that a fee of around €40m would be enough to convince Benfica to part ways with the star.


Talisca, who recently followed United's official Twitter account to further fuel speculation, is a player who has been admired by Jose Mourinho since he managed ​Chelsea. He is a 6ft 3in attacking midfielder and is very much a 'Mourinho' player on the face of it.

The powerful 24-year-old is very dangerous from range, and finished with a respectable goals tally of 14 in 31 starts for loan side Beskitas in 2017/18.