Roberto Firmino
Roberto Firmino will join a side in England says his agent, Roger WittermanGetty

Manchester United target Roberto Firmino has agreed to join a Premier League side, according to the Hoffenheim midfielder's agent.

Firmino, 23, signed a new three-year contract with the Bundesliga side in 2014 but reports in Brazil, where the player is currently on international duty at the Copa America, suggested earlier in June that he was close to sealing a £13.1m ($20.3m) move to Old Trafford.

Manchester City have been credited with interest in the Brazil international and, according to his agent Roger Witterman, the player is now set to join an English side. "All I can say is that he will go to England," he was quoted as saying by Bild.

Sky Deutschland reports Hoffenheim, who finished eighth in the Bundesliga last term, will allow their star man to leave this summer for a fee of £21.6m. Firmino struck seven goals and laid on another 10 for his teammates to help the club to that finish and strengthen his position in the Brazil set-up, where he has become a regular under Dunga.

Liverpool have also been heavily linked with the playmaker, who has been touted as a possible replacement for Raheem Sterling, whose contract impasse on Merseyside means he could still leave the club this summer.

Speaking earlier in the summer, Firmino's agent Wittman revealed they and Hoffenheim agreed in January the player would be allowed to leave providing the right offer comes in.

"When we extended the contract, we agreed that a winter transfer [in January 2015] would not become an issue," Wittmann told Bild. "We agreed that Roberto can leave the club in the summer [of 2015], should Hoffenheim agree a transfer fee with a club."