Bayern Munich will rival Liverpool and Chelsea to sign in-form Hoffenheim star Roberto Firmino this summer, [football] direct news understands. The Brazilian attacking midfielder has been in superb form in the Bundesliga this season, scoring 14 goals and having 10 assists in his 28 appearances so far. His performances saw him rewarded with a new contract in March, though that has not stopped Europe’s top clubs eyeing a move for the highly promising 22-year-old – with Bayern the latest to show a strong interest, according to German football sources. Brendan Rogers still hopes he can land Firmino, though, and believes that qualifying for the Champions League will help convince the player, who they have already sounded out about a move to Anfield. Jose Mourinho had expressed an interest but already has an array of attacking talent at his disposal and has other priorities.