Sevilla have reportedly had a bid of €13m plus bonuses for striker Luis Muriel rejected by Sampdoria.
According to Estadio Deportivo, Muriel is a top target for Sevilla sporting director Oscar Arias, despite signing a contract extension until 2021 back in March.
Sky Sport Italia adds the Andalusians are among the clubs most interested in the 26-year-old, alongside Valencia and Lazio.
However, Il Secolo XIX claims Samp knocked back Sevilla’s opening offer, while ED tried – and failed – to contact the player’s agent Alessandro Lucci.
Muriel does not hold an EU passport, meaning Los Nervionenses must sell a non-EU player or hope Mariano receives dual citizenship before they can even register the attacker.
The Colombian scored 13 goals and assisted nine in 33 appearances for the Italians last season.