Arsenal handed boost as Bayern Munich pull out of £20m forward chase

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Arsenal may have been handed a significant boost in their pursuit of Hoffenheim forward Roberto Firmino this summer with Bayern Munich ruling themselves out of the race to sign him.

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The Brazilian attacker has been in fine form in the Bundesliga this season, looking a great prospect with his best years still ahead of him at only 23.

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are expected to make a £20m bid to sign Firmino this summer, with Bayern officially ruling out a bid.

Sporting director Matthias Sammer is quoted as saying: “Firmino is a great player.

“But these stories have originated with his agent. We are not interested in signing Firmino.”

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