Man United ready ‘huge’ offer for Liverpool target

Manchester United are ready to table a ‘huge’ offer to beat bitter rivals Liverpool to the signature of Bundesliga sensation Roberto Firmino, according to reports from The Metro.

The 23-year-old Brazil international has been Hoffenheim’s star player for some time, banging 22 league goals for his side while notching 18 assists since the start of last season.

This form has, naturally, led to links with a big move away from his current side, with Liverpool one of many teams interested in his signature.

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Reports have claimed that the Merseysiders are ready to pay around £18.6m for his signature, but now United are prepared to out-bid their enemies with a significant fee on the cards.

Louis van Gaal is thought to see Firmino as a priority signing, with the South American able to play on either flank or in the ‘No. 10’ role comfortably.