Juventus are near Roberto Firmino’s contract, ending their pursuit of Timo Werner and Anthony Martial Soccer

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Roberto Firmino appears set to go away Liverpool this summer season (Picture: Getty Photographs)

Juventus are closing in on a deal to sign Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino, according to reports from Italy, which will end their pursuit of fellow Premier League strikers Anthony Martial and Timo Werner.

Firmino’s first-team chances have dwindled at Anfield, first thanks to the arrival of Diogo Jota and then Luis Diaz in January.

Sadio Mane has left this summer, but the arrival of Darwin Nunez means the Brazilian will struggle to break into the first team in the coming campaigns.

With the World Cup looming this winter in Qatar, Firmino is desperate for regular game time to be in the Brazil squad and is keen to leave Liverpool for the first time since 2015 when he joined from Hoffenheim.

Italian magazine Corriere dello Sport has reported that Juventus are set to capitalize on the situation and are close to signing a £19million deal for the 30-year-old.

Firmino only has one year left on his contract, which is why the fee is small for a man of his quality and experience and Liverpool are happy to cash in, as they did for Mane.

If the deal is completed it will have an impact on Chelsea and Manchester United’s summer transfer business as Juve were also looking at Werner of The Blues and Martial of the Red Devils.

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Timo Werner has been linked with a move from Chelsea to Juventus (Image: Getty Images)

Werner is unhappy at Stamford Bridge, having struggled to match his best form in two years at the club and has also been linked with a return to former club RB Leipzig.

However, Reports say that boss Thomas Tuchel has blocked any transfer of his compatriot, but still plans to use him in the first team regularly this season.

Martial’s Manchester United future looked bleak during a forgettable loan spell at Sevilla last season, but he has returned to Old Trafford and is enjoying a good start to the season.

Still just 26 years of age, the Frenchman has been scoring regularly in friendlies under new manager Erik ten Hag, and with Cristiano Ronaldo’s future uncertain, Martial could have a big role to play for the Red Devils this season. this one.

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