The agent of Robert Firmino has confirmed that his client will complete a move to England in the coming weeks.
The Brazilian ace has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United and is currently away with his country at the Copa America.
Firmino has scored 38 times for Hoffenheim in 140 league appearances, and is said to have caught the eye of Manchester United scouts last season. The Red Devils are in the market for at least one new forward following the departure of Radamel Falcao, while there are doubts about Robin van Persie too.
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"All I can say is that he will go to England," Roger Wittmann is quoted as saying by Bild.
Firmino was a second-half substitute last night as Brazil struggled their way to a 2-1 victory against Peru in their opening game of the Copa America in Chile.
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Manchester United make Mandzukic approach
Reports in Spain say Manchester United are looking elsewhere for a new forward - newspaper AS claim the Red Devils have enquired about the availability of striker Mario Mandzukic.
The Croatian joined Atletico Madrid from Bayern Munich last summer and although he scored 12 times in La Liga last term, he's said to be unhappy and is seeking a move away from the Vicente Calderon.
Liverpool have also been linked with a move for the 29-year-old, while Juventus are also in the hunt for his services. According to the latest batch of reports Juve legend Gianluigi Buffon has been trying to convince the forward to head to Italy.
Falcao horrorshow puts pressure on Colombia
Radamel Falcao showed exactly why Manchester United decided against signing him on a permanent basis last night; the Colombian put in a woeful performance as his side crashed to a 1-0 defeat against Venezuela in the Copa America.
Falcao is said to be close to joining Chelsea and has already agreed personal terms. However that news wasn't enough to boost his fortunes on the pitch as he failed to score in Colombia's defeat despite being handed a starting spot.
The 29-year-old, who endured a disastrous season-long loan with Manchester United last term, was handed a 2/10 rating from top Spanish newspaper Marca, while AS refused to even give the out-of-sorts striker a mark.
Falcao was the only Colombia player who received a rating of less than a rating five from Spanish newspaper Marca in their player ratings, aside from his strike partner Carlos Bacca, who scored a three.