Wolverhampton Wanderers have been linked with Anderson Talisca for almost two years now, but the links just keep on coming.
Wolves’ ambitious Chinese investors Fosun wanted to bring the Brazilian attacker to Molineux as the club’s first real marquee signing after they completed their takeover back in 2016, as reported by the Sun.
Talisca joined Besiktas from Benfica on a two-year loan deal instead but, after an excellent spell in Turkey, it seems that Wolves have revived their interest in the 24-year-old.
Fotomac points out that Besiktas have the option to sign Talisca permanently this summer for £18 million, although doubts remain about how they can finance the deal with the report adding that the fee would have to be paid in six instalments.
What is clear, however, is that Besiktas want to keep Talisca in Turkey. In two years, the Benfica loanee has won the Super Lig title and helped the Istanbul giants to the knock-out stages of the Champions League, scoring 35 goals in all competitions along the way.
But Fotomac adds that Wolves have not given up and have even contacted Talisca’s agent, Carlos Leite, only to be reminded that the deal is very much in Besiktas’s hands as things stand.
If Wolves do manage to snatch the versatile forward from under the Turkish side’s noses, however, the £18 million fee would exceed the £15.8 million club-record fee they paid for Ruben Neves last summer.
This would be one hell of a statement signing, with Wolves' return to the Premier League confirmed at the weekend.