Liverpool to face competition for £22m Inter Milan defender – report

Liverpool will compete with Leicester City to sign Inter Milan defender Jeison Murillo, according to the Daily Mirror

Liverpool are set to face competition from Leicester City for Inter Milan defender Jeison Murillo, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Reds had been thought to be leading the race to sign the £22m-rated Inter star in the summer transfer window as Jurgen Klopp looks to bolster his defence ahead of the 2016/17 season.

However, Premier League champions Leicester have entered into a battle with Liverpool to sign the Ecuador defender in the summer transfer window.

According to the Daily Mirror, Claudio Ranieri has earmarked the 24-year-old centre-half as a player who could improve his defence ahead of their first season in the Champions League next term.

Murillo has scored two goals and has made one assist in 34 Serie A appearances for the Nerazzurri this season.

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Leicester can offer the Inter defender the chance to play in the Champions League next term, while Liverpool will qualify for Europe’s premier club competition if the Reds beat Sevilla in the Europa League final.

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