The Colombian forward has attracted interest from some of Serie A's biggest clubs in recent weeks yet the Zebrette's representative claims the player will return to Udine
Juventus, Inter and AC Milan target Luis Muriel will rejoin parent club Udinese when his current season-long loan spell at Lecce comes to an end, according to the side's sporting director.
The young Colombian has impressed this term for the relegation strugglers and currently has seven Serie A goals to his name this season, including a strike in his team's 1-1 draw with Juventus on Wednesday.
Muriel's form has seen both Milan clubs linked with making a summer bid for the 21-year-old along with the Bianconeri, yet Fabrizio Larini has stated that the forward is going nowhere.
“Beyond this alleged interest from Juventus, Muriel is a player who will return to Udine to stay, there’s no doubt about this,” Fabrizio Larini told Ilsussidiario.net.
“He is absolutely returning to us. What counts is our decision, until proven otherwise. We are the ones who will decide. Muriel is still a young boy and no doubt he will be in Udine next year.
“Would he be another player to be sold like Alexis Sanchez? No, nobody can say what the future holds. We can say though that the immediate future of Muriel is in Udine - after that, you’ll see.”
Udinese originally snapped up the youngster from Deportivo Cali in the summer of 2010 for €1.5 million.