Manchester United and Liverpool have received a boost in their alleged pursuit of Luis Muriel, after the Udinese striker's agent intimated that his client would be prepared to move this summer.
TalkSPORT reports how the 23-year-old has attracted admiring glances from Premier League suitors despite managing only 12 league starts in Serie 'A' in 2013/14.
Red Devils boss David Moyes has been credited with an interest in bringing the Colombia international to Old Trafford when the transfer window reopens, as he begins his search for a replacement for want-away striker Javier Hernandez.
Hernandez has been told he's free to leave Manchester United after growing frustrated by his lack of first-team football, having managed just five starts in the Premier League this term, falling down the pecking order behind Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck.
Moyes will face competition for Muriel's signature, though, with Brendan Rodgers also monitoring the player's situation in Italy closely, as he too seeks to strengthen his forward line at Anfield that currently boasts two of the most prolific marksmen in England in Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.
And, according to Muriel's representative Helmut Wennin, both Manchester United and Liverpool could have a good chance of securing the South American's services after the World Cup this summer.
"For now, he wants to play all the games possible with Udinese and the play the best he can ahead of the World Cup," he explained.
"Here we talk about football and Muriel is prepared to move wherever there is an opportunity."
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