Manchester United are seemingly set to follow Friday’s signing of Memphis Depay by landing Brazil international Roberto Firmino.
Depay put pen to paper on a four-year contract with the Red Devils, completing a move from PSV for a transfer fee which most newspapers say was £25m, although BBC Sport reported it as a £31m deal.
United’s summer transfer budget is widely believed to be £150m – and the Daily Star claim that £20m of that could be splashed on Firmino, who has scored three goals in just six senior international appearances for Brazil.
According to former Brazil midfielder Jose Elias, who is now an ESPN journalist, Firmino is set for a medical with United.
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Firmino, 23, played 33 Bundesliga games for Hoffenheim this season, scoring seven goals and providing 10 assists.
Empresários confirmam que Firmino vai fazer exames médicos na seleção para assinar com o Manchester united…
— José Elias (@zeelias05) June 9, 2015