Bayern ‘not interested’ in Arsenal-linked Roberto Firmino - Sammer

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The Allianz Arena outfit will not make a summer move for the Brazil international, according to their sporting director.

Question marks over Roberto Firmino’s future continue, with Arsenal heavily linked with a move for the Brazil international in the British press over the last week.

Bild reported that Bayern were also interested in the Hoffenheim star, with claims that a €25 million bid could be launched this summer. Monaco were also touted as major suitors of the gifted attacker.

However, it appears that the Gunners have one less major suitor to compete with in the race to sign the South American playmaker.

Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer has stated that the current German champions are not interested in Firmino and would not look to purchase him at the end of the season.

"Firmino is a great player," Bild quiet Sammer as saying.

"But these stories have originated with his agent. We are not interested in signing Firmino.”

Firmino has impressed this season with six goals and seven assists for the modest Bundesliga side and has been included in Dunga’s most recent Brazil senior squad for friendlies against Chile and France.

The 23-year-old has been described in some quarters as a player that could well replace Santi Cazorla in the Arsenal first-team in the long run and it seems likely that Firmino will be on the move this summer.

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