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Here we go again? Wolves linked with £26.7m Talisca deal

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Here we go again? Wolves linked with £26.7m Talisca deal

The Brazilian is a long-term target of Wolves and has been in fine form for Besiktas.

In the summer of 2016 it looked as though Wolves were all set to sign Anderson Talisca from Benfica.

A Bola reported that the deal was nearly done, claiming Talisca would be signing in a then-Championship record £20 million deal – pending a work permit.

A deal for the Brazilian international, once dubbed the ‘next Rivaldo’, would have been a sensational coup for Wolves but it never came about. Rumours of work permit issues abounded, but it seems Talisca preferred the move to Turkey and European football.

Besiktas’ Brazilian forward Anderson Talisca speaks during a press conference on October 16, 2017, at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League football match between Monaco and Besiktas. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Now it seems Wolves will be coming back for the Brazilian in the summer.

A report from Milliyet in Turkey has highlighted how Wolves could be making a move for the striker in the summer.

 

They claim that Besiktas have until the 31st May to exercise a €21 million (£18.7 million) move to sign the player, a fee they are trying to lower.

The report then makes it clear that Wolves could swoop after that clause expires. It is suggested Wolves, who have high-profile links with Talisca’s agent Jorge Mendes, could make a €30 million (£26.7 million) bid for the player. Such a move is dependent on Wolves winning promotion to the Premier League, which is looking increasingly likely.

Besiktas’ Talisca celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League group G football match between Besiktas and RB Leipzig at Vodafone Park stadium on September 26, 2017 in Istanbul. / AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Of course, Wolves fans will take the report with a pinch of salt. Fans at Molineux got excited for Talisca’s arrival previously, before nothing came about.

Talisca has been in great form for Besiktas this season, especially in the Champions League and his arrival would be a coup for Wolves.

If Talisca did arrive he would join the likes of Ruben Neves, Helder Costa and Diego Jota in making high-profile shock moves to Wolves and would be a fantastic addition ahead of a Premier League return.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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