Arsenal target and Benfica forward Anderson Talisca has ruled out a move to England, after reports suggested that various clubs were keeping tabs on the free scoring striker.
Arsene Wenger has been keeping tabs on the Brazilian and reports suggested that he was being lined up as a replacement for Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski.
But the Brazilian has ruled out a move after he confirmed that at this point in time his complete focus is on Benfica.
"I am thinking only of Benfica. I'm ready, I know I have and am able to learn much from this wonderful group, with supporters and with the coach," Talisca said, as quoted by the Express.
Apart from Arsenal, there are other Premier League clubs also interested in signing the Benfica forward and a Mirror report claims that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is ready to battle the north London side for the striker's signing.
The 20-year-old was signed from Brazilian club Bahia during the summer transfer window and has been in fine form for his club since his arrival. He has already scored nine goals in his last 10 games for the club and is set to become one of the hottest properties in Europe.
Benfica paid a mere £3m to sign him from his former club and it is believed that he currently has an £18m buy-out clause in his contract.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that many top English teams wanted to sign Talisca and believes that if he had not had problems acquiring a work permit, he would already be playing in England rather than Portugal.
However, with his current form, it will not be long before offers start arriving for the Brazilian and Benfica will be lucky to hold on to Talisca beyond next summer's transfer window.