PHOTO: Chelsea target Anderson Talisca battles with Willian in training


Anderson Talisca is currently away on international duty with plenty of Chelsea players.

It has been a great season for Anderson Talisca. The forward signed for Benfica from Brazilian side Bahia in July, for a fee in the region of €4 million.

The 20-year-old has since gone on to have an an impressive start to life in the Portuguese top-flight.

That does not come as a surprise to Jose Mourinho. The Chelsea manager recently told press in his homeland that English clubs were queueing up to sign the player this summer - but could not get a Work Permit for the youngster.

"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!

"There were many English teams, great teams and important, that wanted him. Moreover, there were those who wanted to sign him, even though he could not play for now..."

Arsenal and Liverpool are both said to be considering making a move for the player. He has an €18 million release clause so is certainly affordable.

Chelsea are now said to be considering a move for the player - who has been dubbed both the 'Brazilian Yaya' and the 'Next Rivaldo'.

This international break Anderson was supposed to be on his way to China to play with the Brazilian under-23 side. However, after Lucas Moura pulled out of the full squad injured, he was asked to come and play with the big boys.

And he wasted no time getting stuck in to a potential future Chelsea team-mate. £30 million winger Willian is also with the Brazilian national team you can imagine he, Oscar and Filipe Luis have been working on the player whilst on international duty.

This picture shows him and Chelsea star Willian battling in training. Jose Mourinho will want to see that on a daily basis if the recent rumours are true.

Anderson has himself recently spoke highly of Chelsea boss Mourinho:

"I was happy because this is due to the work I'm doing. The two coaches [Mourinho and Benfica's Jorge Jesus] are high quality and I only have to thank them. I know these things happen because I'm doing well and doing the right things. I'm doing my job and want to continue to do it step by step. In life everything has its time..."

So this could certainly be a deal in the pipeline.

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