Roberto Firmino ‘contacted by Bayern Munich’ over summer transfer as Liverpool line up Timo Werner – The Sun

BAYERN MUNICH have contacted Roberto Firmino over a summer transfer, according to reports – with Liverpool already sounding out his replacement in Timo Werner.

The Brazilian forward, 28, is being lined up for a move back to Germany, having joined the Reds from Hoffenheim for £29million in 2015.

Firmino has been an integral part of Liverpool's sensational year, but the club are already eyeing up his successor in Werner.

The false nine has scored ten goals in all competitions this season – but it's the way he brings star wingers Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah into threatening areas that has Jurgen Klopp purring.

But now, the German chief is being forced to plan a future without him after Ian McGarry's revelation on The Transfer Window Podcast.

McGarry claimed: "Interestingly, news is that Roberto Firmino's representatives have been contacted by Bayern Munich in the last ten days with regards to 'would he be willing to leave Anfield?'

"Would he be interested in a return to the Bundesliga? And would he be interested in becoming part of Bayern's rebuild?

"They have been planning [the rebuild] now since the beginning of last season.

"Firmino may fit in very well as a replacement for Robert Lewandowski who may well move on, potentially to MLS in the summer."

Lewandowski has been in the form of his life this term, scoring 43 times in just 39 games in all competitions.

Despite his red-hot form, rumours suggest the Polish star, 31, could quit the Allianz Arena this summer.

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