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The Udinese striker has been linked with a move to both Serie A giants of late but insists that he is happy to stay at the Friuli

Luis Muriel insists he wants to remain with Udinese for another two seasons, despite being the interest of some of Italy’s biggest clubs.

Juventus and AC Milan have been tracking the Colombian’s progress after his breakthrough campaign at Stadio Friuli.

Muriel, though, is happy to say under the tutelage of coach Francesco Guidolin for the foreseeable future after a season he believes met both his personal and team targets.

“I want to grow and improve as a player,” he said to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I want to stay in Udine for another couple of years. I have learnt so much here from boss Francesco Guidolin who helped me during my moments of difficulty.

“Scoring 10 goals was the objective and I got 11, so that is very satisfying. I managed to achieve two targets, seeing as the other was to help Udinese qualify for next season’s Europa League.

"The partnership [with Antonio Di Natale in attack] has gone well and Toto has taught me a lot. He tells me a lot of things out there on the pitch."

Muriel’s 11 Serie A goals and three assists came in 22 appearances, just 15 of which were starts as he struggled with injury issues for much of the year.

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