Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca has declared that he is not interested in leaving the Portuguese side in the January transfer window.
This will come as a blow to both Arsenal and Chelsea, who have been tracking the player since his move to the Portuguese giants in the summer transfer window.
The former Bahia player moved to them due to work permit issues which did not allow him to move to a Premier League side.
The 20 year old’s exceptional displays for Benfica have highlighted his excellent talent, and he has since been called up to the Brazilian national side as a result.
Talisca has scored an incredible eight goals in 14 games for Benfica since the summer, and has attracted a host of suitors.
Two of these are Arsenal and Chelsea, with the likes of Liverpool also chasing a possible move.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has even previously discussed the possibility of a transfer.
However, Talisca has now told Portuguese newspaper A Bola that he is not keen on moving any time soon.
He said: “This is the right club for me to continue to develop.
“Here the football is different to Brazil and a bit of adaptation is needed. I’m getting better every day.”