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Manchester United linked star Roberto Firmino set for €30m move confirms agent, but is it to Red Devils?

Manchester City and Liverpool credited with rival interest in Roberto Firmino.

Roberto Firmino will be moving to England this summer, his agent has told German newspaper BILD.

The Hoffenheim playmaker was linked last week by ESPN Brasil with clinching a move to Manchester United, as reported TalkSport.

Firmino is currently playing in the Copa America for Brazil, and scored 10 goals and provided 12 assists for his Bundesliga side last season.

His agent Roger Wittman has added fuel to the fire, stating: "I can only say that he moves to England."

BILD report that Firmino will command a €30 million transfer fee, higher than the figures suggested last week of €18 million.

At United, Firmino would become their second major addition of the summer following Memphis Depay, who signed from PSV.

There is no confirmation however that Firmino is United-bound, with their rivals circling.

Liverpool's interest in Firmino is long-standing, having been interested in the Brazilian for over a year. Money gained from selling Raheem Sterling could be put towards his transfer, but a reason against it is the form and importance to the team of Coutinho. He is currently competing for a spot with Firmino in the starting line up for Brazil at the Copa America.

Perhaps the biggest competitors are City themselves, who have pledged like United to spend big this summer, and need creativity in attack to lessen the burden on David Silva, and produce the goals of a waning Yaya Toure.

Firmino could fit the bill, and if City can steal him from United's grasp it would be a major coup for the Premier League challengers as they seek to bounce back from a disappointing season.

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