Approach made: Liverpool star contacts Barcelona about sealing SHOCK transfer

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Liverpool star Roberto Firmino has reportedly contacted Barcelona about sealing a surprise transfer to the Nou Camp.

This could be a huge blow for the Reds after Firmino’s excellent performances for the club in recent times, but it seems he’s prepared to discuss an exit from Anfield.

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Spanish outlet Don Balon claim the Brazil international has opened talks over a move, offering himself to the Catalan giants as they search for a long-term replacement for ageing striker Luis Suarez.

Firmino could be a great fit for Barca, but in more encouraging news for Liverpool fans, it seems he’s not their top priority.

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Roberto Firmino has held talks over a transfer to Barcelona

That, surprisingly, may be Manchester United front-man Marcus Rashford, who has also apparently been in touch with the club about a move.

LFC fans will certainly hope Firmino doesn’t end up leaving, though they’ll also be somewhat stunned that Barcelona would prefer the off-form Rashford to one of their star players.

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