West Ham face transfer fight as Luis Muriel claims Juventus offer after 10-goal season

Luis Muriel

Sampdoria's Luis Muriel claims Juventus have made an approach for him amid interest from West Ham.

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Sampdoria attacker Luis Muriel has been quoted by Four Four Two as saying that he has offers from Juventus and Inter Milan, serving a major blow to West Ham's hopes of landing him.

Muriel, 25, was once tipped for a huge future during his time with Udinese, but his career stalled there, leading to a 2015 move to Serie A rivals Sampdoria.

After ten goals and nine assists in his first 18 months at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Muriel has starred this season, notching ten goals and five assists in 28 Serie A games.

The Colombian international attacker, who has one goal in 14 caps for his country, is now attracting interest off the back of his performances for Sampdoria, with clubs from all around Europe allegedly keen.

On Wednesday, The Mirror reported that West Ham United – perpetually seeking new strikers – are interested in landing Muriel, with further details about his Sampdoria contract.

It's claimed that the skilful attacker has a £24million release clause in his contract, and whilst West Ham may consider paying that, it seems that other clubs are also interested.

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Muriel has been quoted by Four Four Two as saying that he has received 'many offers', including proposals from Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Roma, as well as clubs in Spain and, notably, England.

"I've received many offers," said Muriel. "I have proposals from Juventus, Inter, AC Milan and Roma. Spanish and English clubs have been making offers as well," he added.

West Ham now seemingly face a major battle for Muriel's signature, and may have to pay that release clause before trying to fend off some of Europe's biggest clubs to land the striker, as the Hammers potentially gear up for another pursuit of a Colombian attacker in Serie A having missed out on Carlos Bacca last summer.

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