Man Utd linked with £15m move for Colombian defender

Date published: Saturday 26th March 2016 2:25

Jeison Murrillo: to consider future

Manchester United have been linked with a summer move for Jeison Murillo, with Inter Milan understood to want ‘at least £15million’ for the defender.

Reports in Italy claim Colombia international Murillo has caught the eye of United scouts this season, having initially been sent to watch his Inter team-mate Miranda.

Inter signed Miranda on a two-year loan deal from Atletico Madrid last summer and have first option to make the move permanent for a fee of around £9million.

But Inter could do business with United for Murillo  – a player reports in Italy claim they rate in the £15m-£18million bracket.

Murillo has made 27 Serie A appearances for Inter this season, scoring twice. He has been capped 16 times by ­Colombia.

He was also named the best young player of the Copa America in 2015.

United are in the market for a central defender this summer, with Daley Blind not seen as a long-term solution there and Phil Jones consistently unavailable due to injury.

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