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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is set to battle it out with AC Milan for striker Luis Muriel in the summer, reports say.
The 22-year-old Colombian is said to have fallen out of favour with his club boss Francesco Guidolin at Udinese and struggles for first-team football, which has led to rumours of a £15m summer move with the Reds said to be keen.
AC Milan are now thought to be interested as well if, as expected, former Manchester City star Mario Balotelli departs the San Siro summer, with both Spurs and Chelsea said to be interested in him.