Nottingham put price tag on Chelsea transfer target Murillo

Nottingham Forest tell Chelsea and others how much to pay for Murillo

Nottingham Forest have told Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool how much they must pay to sign Murillo in the summer transfer window.

All three of the Premier League heavyweights are keeping tabs on the 21-year-old Brazilian centre-back and Forest may be forced to sell due to financial issues.

Murillo only arrived at Forest in August from Corinthians, penning a five-year deal, but his impressive performances in his debut season have already caught the eye.

Forest have been hit with a four-point deduction for breaking profit and sustainability rules – and while they are likely to launch an appeal – it is thought they are looking to offload stars this summer in order to avoid further problems.

Forest have now set an asking price for Murillo and are looking to secure a fee ‘in excess’ of £50m for their talented defender, according to The Telegraph.

Forest only paid £11m to sign Murillo but believe he could eventually be worth as much as £70m.

Murillo has made 27 appearances for Forest since his move to the City Ground and provided an assist in a 3-1 win over Newcastle United in December.

Murillo’s age makes him particularly attractive to Chelsea, who have decided to prioritise transfers for young players on long contracts in the Todd Boehly era.

But Arsenal and Liverpool will be hoping to convince Murillo too – and they may be more attractive options given Chelsea’s struggles in the last two years.

Arsenal and Liverpool are currently involved in a tense Premier League title race with Manchester City while Chelsea are all the way down in 11th.

 

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