Report: Tottenham face competition from Arsenal and Liverpool for 37-goal playmaker

Report: Tottenham face competition from Arsenal and Liverpool for 37-goal playmaker

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Tottenham are interested in signing Benfica playmaker Anderson Talisca this summer, according to reports in Turkey.

Talisca has spent the last two seasons on loan at Besiktas, where has scored 37 goals across two campaigns in all competitions.

The 24-year-old Brazilian scored 20 goals and provided eight assists in 2017/18.

Turkish outlet Fanatik (spotted by HITC) claims Spurs are one of four English clubs keen on Talisca, alongside Arsenal, Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

It is believed one of those four clubs has opened talks with the midfielder, but it is unclear exactly who.

Benfica are thought to value Talisca at around £35 million – Besiktas have the option to sign him permanently but interest from England could put a stop to that happening.

Reports suggest Mauricio Pochettino will be handed increased transfer funds this summer after signing a new five-year contract with Tottenham.

The likes of Wilfried Zaha, Anthony Martial, Ryan Sessegnon and Matthijs de Ligt are said to be top targets, while Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele and Danny Rose are expected to leave.

The British press are yet to pick up on the Talisca story – until then, it belongs on the speculation pile.

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