Sevilla negotiate for Samp’s Muriel

Sampdoria’s Luis Muriel and agent Alessandro Lucci are travelling to Spain to negotiate the striker’s transfer to Sevilla, say reports.

According to Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia’s Alfredo Pedulla, Los Rojiblancos are willing to offer €22m upfront with a further €6m in bonuses, but Estadio Deportivo say they are unwilling to go above €18m.

The Colombian striker signed a new long-term deal at the Italian club until 2021 back in March but is the number one target striking target of the Andalucian club this summer, say reports.

New Sevilla sporting director Oscar Arias is keen to reshape the club’s attacking options after Luciano Vietto’s loan deal expired and negotiations with Stevan Jovetic have stalled.

The 26-year-old Muriel scored 13 goals and assisted nine in 33 appearances for the Italians last season.

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