Anderson Talisca informs friends, he wants Liverpool transfer

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Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca is a target for Premier League outfit Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp is looking to add another attacking midfielder to his side and the Brazilian has been identified as an ideal candidate.

Portuguese newspaper O Jogo are claiming that Talisca has already informed people close to him that he is closing in on a move to the English Premier League this summer.

Benfica value the South American winger at 25 million Euros and Liverpool should be able to pay that if they really want the player.

The likes of Benteke, Canos, Skrtel and Ibe are all on their way out and will be more than enough to fund Talisca’s move to Anfield.

The left footed Benfica star can operate as a winger or centrally behind the forward. Liverpool are lacking in left footed attacking midfielders right now and Talisca will add some much needed balance and a different dimension to Klopp’s attack.

Talisca scored 9 goals for Benfica last season and could line up alongside the likes of Coutinho and Firmino next season.

The Reds will have to secure a special work permit for the Brazilian before the transfer can be completed. Talisca is ineligible for the permit based on national team appearances, but he can still get one based on the ‘exceptional young talent’ criteria.

Chelsea were also interested in the Brazilian earlier. Jose Mourinho wanted to sign the player before he got sacked towards the end of 2015. Mourinho is a big admirer of the player and claimed that the player would play for a big English club if not for work permit issues.

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