Manchester United agree £13.1m deal to sign Roberto Firmino

Reports in the Metro are breaking claiming that Manchester United have reached an agreement with German side Hoffenheim to sign Brazilian attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino for just £13.1m.

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The 23-year-old has been linked with a move to United to for some time now, and if the reports are correct then they have got the jump on rivals Liverpool for his signature.

The Metro have cited ESPN Brazil reporter Jose Elias as the man to make the announcement, who has said that the fee of £13.1m has been agreed on by the two clubs.

Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal is already off the mark in the transfer market as he looks to rebuild his squad ahead of a renewed title challenge for the Premier League.

Firmino linked up with Hoffenheim back in 2010, and has gone on to chalk up 151 appearances for the club, scoring 49 goals in the process.

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