£39m Sensation Aware of Chelsea Interest as Brazil Call-Up Allays Work Permit Obstacle

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Stamford Bridge target won’t come cheap.

In-form Benfica star Talisca is apparently well aware of speculation linking him with a move to Chelsea according to Portuguese source OJogo.

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The 20 year old has made an instant impact since moving to the Portuguese capital over the summer and is currently the top scorer in the Primeira Liga and added a few more million to his valuation by netting a late winner in Benfica’s Champions League clash with AS Monaco earlier this month.

Talisca is keen to keep his feet on the ground after his superb start at Benfica, stating;

“The only things I know is what the newspapers say, but that’s not bothering me… I stay calm.”

Benfica will demand €50m (£39m) for the former Bahia man which is quite a steep incline from the £3m they paid for the player six months ago though Jose Mourinho is seemingly not entirely scared off by that valuation.

The adaptable youngster, who can play in an attacking midfield role or up front, was called up to the senior Brazilian national team set-up this month and as such will in theory lead to a smoother work permit application procedure should Chelsea look to firm up interest and register an official bid.

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