Liverpool want to beat Manchester United to the signing of Talisca, according to reports.

United have been hot favourites to land the attacking midfielder, who is spending the season on loan at Besiktas from Benfica.

Turkish newspaper Fanatik claim that Liverpool are now keen to sign the 23-year-old and will attempt to rob him from under their rivals' noses.

Talisca has already scored 16 goals in all competitions this season.

It was claimed earlier this week that United were closing in on a £35million deal for his services.

Source: Daily Mirror

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