Man United Make £35m Bid For Liverpool Target Who Jose Mourinho Is A Long Time Admirer Of

Manchester United have made a £35 million bid for Benfica attacking midfielder on loan at Besiktas, Anderson Talisca according to O Jogo.

Per the source, the offer is expected to be accepted.

The fee is higher than the buyout clause Benfica had negotiated with Besiktas, which stood at €18 million.

The report claims the Brazilian is ‘excited’ by the prospect of an Old Trafford move.

Red Devils interest in Talisca is nothing new.

Turkish-Football have reported United sending scouts to keep tabs on the 24-year-old throughout the season.

Additionally, Jose Mourinho is a long-term admirer of the powerful attacking midfielder.

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Speaking to Portuguese broadcaster TVI24 [via Daily Star] in 2014, Mourinho said: “I think Benfica hired well. They say Talisca is unknown, but he is only so unknown because he’s only not playing in England because he doesn’t have a work permit. If he had one, he would be here!”