According to The Express, Jose Mourinho has cited Hoffenheim’s Roberto Firmino as the next player on his transfer list and wants him to work alongside new signing Diego Costa.
Firmino missed out on Brazil’s World Cup squad for this summers’ tournament despite being the top scoring Brazilian in the whole of Europe.
But that goal scoring record has clearly been good enough to catch the eye of Mourinho and he feels a £15 million bid would be a fair investment for the West London outfit.
But he may have a fight on his hands with some or Europe’s elite, including Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Barcelona all linked with his signature in recent months.
Despite Firmino being primarily an attacking midfielder, the news of the Special Ones’ interest heaps yet more pressure on Demba Ba, Samuel Eto’o, Fernando Torres and Romelu Lukaku whose futures all remain uncertain.
Both Ba and Lukaku have interested Premier League teams including Everton in recent weeks and the arrival of Firmino could see the axe drop on either of them.
Chelsea fans. Do you know much about Firmino and what does he offer that Ba, Torres, Lukaku and Eto’o can’t? Let us know your thoughts below.
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