Report: Prospective marquee signing could snub Wolverhampton Wanderers for Turkish giants

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Besiktas are said to have struck a deal for reported Wolves target Anderson Talisca.

Benfica forward Anderson Talisca

Wolverhampton Wanderers could miss out on the signing of Benfica star Anderson Talisca, according to Turkish reports.

NTV Spor reports the Brazilian attacking midfielder has agreed to join Besiktas on a two-year loan deal, with a medical set to take place in the coming days.

Talisca has been linked with a mammoth £20 million switch to the Championship side, who were taken over by Chinese conglomerate Fosun International last month.

Portuguse super agent Jorge Mendes is said to have helped broker the deal and his influence on Wolves' summer business is fairly evident.

Super agent Jorge Mendes with client Cristiano Ronaldo

Benfica pair Helder Costa and Joao Teixeira have already arrived at Molineux on loan, while Silvio, who spent the past three seasons on loan in Lisbon, has signed on a permanent basis.

Talisca, though, would have been the pick of the bunch, with Liverpool among the clubs to have been linked with his services since he burst onto the scene in 2014.

Benfica forward Anderson Talisca

The Brazil Under-23 international was thought to have been granted a work permit to move to Wolves, but is now said to have changed his mind about playing in the Championship.

The Black Country remain close to a deal for Talisca's clubmate Luisao, the Sun reported on Wednesday.


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