Inter Milan defender and Colombian international, Jeison Murillo, has spoken out over his future stating that he wants to stay at the Nerazzurri despite strong interest from Premier League club, Stoke City.
Stoke have become disheartened over their pursuit of Bruno Martins-Indi, who excelled at the bet365 Stadium last season whilst on loan from FC Porto. Martins-Indi had been Mark Hughes' first choice as a centre-back signing, but the two clubs are struggling to reach an agreement as Porto are reluctant to sell the Dutch international.
This had led to the Potters turning their attention to the Colombian, Murillo, who has been subject to interest from Stoke City in recent previous transfer windows.
Additionally, the centre-back is seen to be surplus to requirements at Internazionale as he fell out-of-favour in the latter stages of last season.
It is believed that the Italian club are looking to offload players in order to meet the requirements of the financial fair play restrictions. Murillo is rumoured to be one of them and is thought to be available for around £15m. However, Stoke City have been dealt a further blow as the Colombian is not keen on the move.
Murillo has dismissed any speculation of him moving away from the San Siro and has insisted that he wants to stay and fight for his place at Inter.
"I have three years left on my contract and I'll be going back to Inter," he told Radio Caracol.