Chelsea Line Up £15m Raid On Bundesliga Striker

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Chelsea are said to be closing in on a £15m summer swoop for Hoffenheim forward Roberto Firmino as they look to add more firepower to their squad, the Metro reports.

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The Blues are looking to complete the majority of their transfer business before the World Cup kicks off next month, and are believed to have already agreed a £32m move for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa.

And with manager Jose Mourinho said to be keen to move on to the next target, he has lined up a move for Hoffenheim striker Firmino.

According to reports in Germany, Mourinho has given the green light for a £15million offer to go in for the 22-year-old in the coming days as he looks to quickly add more new faces to his squad.

Firmino was the highest scoring Brazilian player in any European league this season, but missed out on a spot in Luiz Felipe Scolari’s squad to play in the World Cup.

A fast, creative and technical player, he can play in any attacking position from the wing to up front, and is famed for his excellent dribbling and agility.

However, Chelsea may face some competition from the likes of Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Barcelona, who have all been tracking the player, though he has admitted that he is a fan of Premier League football.

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