Atletico Madrid are in negotiations with Italian club Sampdoria for a January deal for Colombian striker Luis Muriel, say reports.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Los Rojiblancos have arranged a meeting with agent Alessandro Lucci to strike a deal which would go through whenever the club’s registration ban is lifted in 2018.

The 26-year-old had a brief stint in Spain back in 2010 with a loan spell at Granada, then in Segunda, but failed to score a goal in seven appearances.

Muriel has since had stints at Lecce, Udinese and Sampdoria – scoring 43 times in Serie A and has been linked with moves to both Inter and Lazio in the current transfer window.

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