​Stoke City are reportedly interested in signing Inter defender Jeison Murillo; the ​Daily Mail report that the Colombian defender is not considered an integral part of Inter's project for next season and they are prepared to listen to offers from clubs. 


The 25 year old arrived in Milan from Granada in 2015 having started his career at the La Liga outfit. Murillo made 35 appearances in all competitions in his debut season for Inter as he helped them finish 4th in Serie A and reach the semi-finals in the Coppa Italia. 

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The arrival of Cristian Ansaldi from Zenit St Petersburg meant that Murillo's opportunities in the first team were reduced during the 2016-17 season. 


Murillo has been capped 25 times by his native Colombia and helped them reach the semi finals of the Copa America in 2016, where they would lose to eventual winners Chile. Murillo's national team coach Jose Peckerman has spoke of the importance of his players getting regular first team football as they build up to the next World Cup so this could be a factor in Murillo wanted to make a move away from Italy. 

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Stoke have emerged as the frontrunners to sign the 25-year-old centre-back as they now have a vacancy in that position. Bruno Martins Indi has returned to Porto after his loan spell, in which he started 35 of 38 Premier League matches. 


The Potters will have to pay around £9m to trigger Murillo's release cause but it would not be a surprise to see him at the Bet365 Stadium for the new season.