Saturday, 16th November, 2013

Highly-rated Udinese forward Luis Muriel is not being distracted by the consistent transfer talk swirling around him, his agent has claimed.

Muriel has seen a number of clubs linked with making a move for him, with English Premier League giants Arsenal and Liverpool firm fans of the Colombian, while within Italy the likes of Juventus, Inter and Fiorentina are all thought to be taken with the starlet.


In some quarters Muriel has even begun to be compared with the legendary former Brazil striker Ronaldo, talk his agent admits he has heard.

However, the 22-year-old is remaining firmly focused on his football and there are no official bids on the table for him yet, Helmut Wennin has explained.


"Muriel is young, but he is also a professional. There are many rumours, but he does not let himself be influenced by them and is only thinking about doing well at Udinese", his agent told Tutto Udinese.

"For now there is nothing [concrete] from anybody.

"When the time comes we will evaluate everything and decide his future together.

"But right now his only thought is Udinese."

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