Sevilla have been given a boost in their pursuit of Sampdoria striker Luis Muriel, who has admitted he wants to play in La Liga.
The 26-year-old was reportedly the subject of an €18m bid from the Andalucians last month and has now publicly stated he wants a move to the Sanchez Pizjuan.
“I’m calm, I’m waiting to see what will happen without thinking too much about it,” Muriel told Colombian media outlet El Heraldo.
“I’m taking everything very calmly and asking God what would be best for me. I’m staying in shape, it’s important to do that regardless.
“The Sevilla rumours? They’re a pleasure, I’m gratified. When I read this news it fills me with joy and pride, but I’m waiting to see what happens. I know I’ll make the best decision.
“Playing in Spain? I’d love to, it’s a style of football which has always caught my attention and which I like.”