Man United set to replace Juan Mata with £21m Brazilian ace who has same agent as Jose Mourinho
Manchester United are preparing to offload Juan Mata over the summer according to Don Balon.
The Spanish weekly magazine report that United already have their eye on a replacement.
Per the source, Besiktas star Anderson Talisca is being targeted to fill in for the Spanish international.
Talisca is currently on loan at Besiktas from Benfica.
The 23-year-old struck a two-year loan deal but he does have a £21 million release clause.
Turkish-Football reported that United sent scouts to keep tabs on Talisca going into the Europa League quarter-final second leg.
Talisca is represented by Gestifute who are headed by Jorge Mendes – the same agent as Jose Mourinho.
Mendes is reportedly working on the deal behind the scenes.
The Brazilian has been in brilliant form this season for the Black Eagles scoring 13 times and providing six assists.
No other player has been involved in as many goals as Talisca over the Europa League group stages.
Talisca has directly been involved in six goals in the group stages – netting twice and providing four assists.
The powerful midfielder scored a brace in the 2-1 victory over Lyon in the Europa League quarter-final second leg tie to force extra-time.
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Talisca converted his penalty in the shoot out but it was the Ligue 1 side that ended up getting the better of the Black Eagles.