Benfica star Talisca has joined Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande on loan.
The Brazilian, who was previously linked with Manchester United, will remain in the Far East until January 2019.
Talisca spent the past two seasons on loan at Turkish side Besiktas, with whom he won a league title.
According to The Sun, the 24-year-old midfielder could potentially open talks with United when his loan expires with a view to signing for them during the winter transfer window.
Guangzhou, who are managed by former Italy international Fabio Cannavaro, have won the Chinese Super League for the last seven seasons running.