Man City try to hijack Man United move for £22m Brazilian star Jose Mourinho ‘has wanted for a long time’
Manchester City are trying to hijack Man United in their move for Anderson Talisca according to reports in Turkey.
Fanatik report that City are plotting a move for the Benfica ace who spent the season on loan at Besiktas.
Talisca did agree to a two-year loan and Besiktas are desperate to keep hold of the 23-year-old for another season.
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The Brazilian does however, have a £22 million [€25m] release clause which remains active.
Per the source, City would be prepared to offer Talisca a higher wage packet than their rivals.
Talisca sparked a media storm after revealing that United boss Jose Mourinho wants him.
“It’s a question that I cannot answer… yet,” the midfielder said when asked about a potential move to Manchester United by Globoesporte. “But it’s a love that exists, I will not lie.
“But it does not depend on me alone, it depends on Benfica and my agents who are dealing with the situation. Soon, there will be the news.
“Mourinho wants me, he has wanted me for a long time and I am an admirer of his work.
“I had a good season so we will see what happens”
Talisca played a major role in Besiktas winning the league title this season scoring 17 times and providing six assists in all competitions.
The Black Eagles have won the Turkish league for two seasons running and have booked a place in next seasons Champions League.