Report: Serie A star set to quash Liverpool links with £18m switch to Sevilla
Sevilla are believed to be in advanced negotiations over a move for Liverpool target Luis Muriel.
Muriel, who reportedly wants to leave Sampdoria this summer, has been linked with a move to Anfield.
The Colombian scored 11 goals in Serie A last season, as well as five assists, and Jurgen Klopp is looking to bolster his attack ahead of next season.
However, Sportitalia has delivered news Liverpool did not want to hear, suggesting Sevilla are now close to tying up a deal for the striker.
The La Liga outfit are reportedly set to offer £18million plus bonuses to seal a deal for the 26-year-old.
A fee of that amount would go a long way for a club like Sampdoria, but they would have wanted to keep hold of Muriel heading into the new Serie A season.