Arsenal are moving to trump Chelsea for Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca. The Daily Star says Talisca, 20, has been a revelation this season for Benfica and is currently top scorer in the Portuguese league.
Gunners scouts watched him in action for Brazil's under-21 side against Bolivia on Friday.
It was the third time Arsene Wenger has had the youngster watched, and contact has now been made with his agent.
But work permit issues meant he ended up signing a five-year deal with Benfica instead, and he is currently in red-hot form.
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