Shanghai Shenhua close to sign Anderson Talisca from Benfica

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Chinese Super League outfit are close to signing Brazilian midfielder from Benfica, according to sources.

The 22 year-old midfielder, who has already won five trophies at Benfica, is considered one of the most sought-after players in the transfer market.

He has been linked with a move to Premier League clubs such as Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal in the past.

However, according to Portuguese newspapers, the former Bahia player is now close to making the move to after Shanghai Shenhua agrees to pay Benfica €25 million for his service.