Liverpool & Barcelona target focused on Udinese

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Liverpool and Barcelona will not discover if they have a chance of signing Luis Muriel until the end of the season, after the Udinese star's agent reiterated that he's not currently thinking about his future.

The 22-year-old striker has been the subject of much speculation following reports of a falling out with head coach Francesco Guidolin, but, as talkSPORT reports, the Colombia international remains fully focused on his role at Stadio Friuli.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has been credited with an interest in bringing the South American to Anfield in the summer, but he'll have to play a waiting game until the transfer window reopens.

Barcelona's Tata Martino has also been mooted as an admirer of the Serie 'A' striker, and is believed to be keen to lure Muriel to Camp Nou as he looks to strengthen his squad in 2014/15.

Valued at around £15million, Muriel will be heading off to the World Cup in the summer, and there'll be a growing amount of expectation on his shoulders, particularly in the expected absence of compatriot Radamel Falcao.

Responding to rumours about his client's future, amid reported interest from Liverpool and Barcelona, Helmuth Wennin told TMW: "He loves football and he would like to play more, but he respects the coach's decisions.

"The future? At the moment we are not thinking about it - what matters is the present at Udinese."

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