Chelsea and Liverpool scout Brazilian playmaker

Chelsea and Liverpool have sent scouts to watch Hoffenheim midfielder Roberto Firmino in action, according to the Metro.

The Brazilian playmaker scored a fine goal during the weekend defeat to Mainz, and German newspaper Bild reports both Premier League giants had scouts in attendance.

The 22-year-old playmaker has been in fine form for the Bundesliga outfit this season, and has reportedly caught the attention of Manchester United.

Scouts from Inter Milan, AC Milan, Wolfsburg and Schalke were also understood to be in attendance at the weekend.

Firmino has managed 13 goals in 22 appearances for Hoffeinheim this season, with his latest effort coming a the perfect time ahead of a potential summer move.

Both Liverpool and Chelsea will be looking to add attacking reinforcements in the summer, with both clubs looking all but guaranteed a position in the top four and next seasons Champions League.

The midfielder is set to demand a fee of around £12million should he depart the German club at the end of the season, although with so many clubs reportedly interested, it may come down to a potential bidding war.


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