Report: Everton and West Ham both want highly-rated Jeison Murillo, he's unconvinced

Inter Milan's Jeison Murillo (R) leaves the pitch after being shown a red card by referee Paolo Tagliavento

Inter Milan defender Jeison Murillo is reportedly wanted by Everton, Stoke City and West Ham.

Inter Milan's Jeison Murillo celebrates after scoring a third goal against Frosinone.Inter Milan's Jeison Murillo celebrates after scoring a third goal against Frosinone.

According to major Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport, Inter Milan defender Jeison Murillo isn't keen on a move to Everton, Stoke or West Ham.

Murillo, 23, had been on the books at Udinese having been lured from Deportivo Cali at the age of just 17, but spent all of his time out on loan in Spain with Udinese's sister club Granada, as well as Cadiz and Las Palmas.

Inter Milan's Jeison Murillo (R) leaves the pitch after being shown a red card by referee Paolo Tagliavento

His superb performances for Granada made him a hot property, and in February 2015 he agreed to join Inter Milan the following summer, and he's been a regular for the Italian giants with 35 appearances this season.

The 6ft centre back continues to impress for club and country, with Murillo a mainstay of the Colombia side - and now he's attracting major interest ahead of the summer transfer window.

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Major Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport claim that three Premier League clubs - Everton, Stoke City and West Ham United - all want to lure Murillo to England, whilst Zenit St. Petersburg also have an interest in taking him to Russia his summer.

Everton have struggled defensively all season and with questions over John Stones' long-term future, Murillo could be a huge signing for the Toffees, whilst Stoke City saw their defence fall apart when Ryan Shawcross was out through injury this past season, meaning another reliable centre back is needed.

Meanwhile, West Ham don't necessarily need a centre back given that they already have Winston Reid, Angelo Ogbonna and James Collins, though James Tomkins' possible departure could make a move for Murillo possible.

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The problem for all three is that Murillo apparently doesn't want to join a club below Inter's level, and he sees Everton, Stoke and West Ham as a step down right now, leaving him unconvinced by his options right now.

Instead, the Colombian could look to wait and see whether an offer from a top English club comes in, meaning all three clubs may have to look elsewhere for defensive reinforcements.

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