Anderson Talisca reckons he may likely be ready for a move to Manchester United this summer after claiming Jose Mourinho "loves" him.
The Brazilian forward was first advertised as a United target during Louis van Gaal’s reign as manager, while he has also been linked with a move to Liverpool since then.
Talisca spent last season on loan at Turkish side Besiktas, scoring 17 goals and six assists in 33 appearances, and reports at the end of the season suggested Mourinho had reignite United’s interest in him.
And now the 23-year-old player was doing little to hide his Mourinho’s affections for him as he discussed the possibility of signing for United.
“I can’t talk about Manchester United. It’s not just up to me,” he told Globosport
“It’s up to Benfica, my representatives, who are dealing with the situation. Soon, they’ll have news.
“I’ve had a good season, and Mourinho has a love (for me) that exists, I will not lie.
“It’s a dream, something that all players want. As I said, his love is old and I like his work.
“He’s a great coach and I hope everything works out.”
Meanwhile, United are still expected to sign Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata in the comings days as negotiations are still ongoing, however, it remains unseen if the Portuguese boss will make room for a new striker in his squad.