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Chelsea join race for Benfica starlet

Chelsea join race for Benfica starlet

Talisca on Blues radar

Chelsea look set to rival Arsenal for the services of Benfica striker Anderson Talisca, according to a report.

Talisca joined the Primeira Liga giants from Brazilian side Bahia over the summer, and has since then notched up nine goals in 14 games for the club in all competitions.

According to Portuguese daily A Bola, Blues boss Jose Mourinho will consider a move for the 20-year-old next summer, with Legendary striker Didier Drogba revealing his desire to retire from professional football at the end of the current campaign.

However, they are likely to face stiff competition from London rivals Arsenal, who are monitoring the player's transfer situation.