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Real Madrid and Barcelona weigh moves for Jeison Murillo

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Two La Liga giants are contemplating moves for Jeison Murillo, who has been in excellent form during his first season with Inter Milan.

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Unless you've been living under a proverbial rock, as an Inter fan you have probably realized that Jeison Murillo is enjoying a very good run of form in his first season as a Nerazzurro.

The Colombian defender came to Inter Milan from Granada over the summer, but has already become one of the stalwarts of Mancini's defense. Now it seems that two larger La Liga sides - namely Barcelona and Real Madrid - are looking for potential ways to lure the 23-year-old player away from the San Siro.

Initial reports from the likes of GdS claim that Inter very much want to keep Murillo's talent in the side. However, Murillo was purchased for €8 million and is now valued at somewhere in the region of €30 million. For those of us who may struggle with math and numbers and counting past twenty: that's nearly four times the amount Inter paid for him.

So, a concrete offer of €30 million (or more) may be enough to catch the eye of those who oversee the club's books - even if Mancini is not so keen to let Murillo go.

Lest you worry, I will emphasize that Inter do not appear likely to sell Murillo any time soon, and he is expected to stay with his current side.