Athletic Bilbao are optimistic that they will now be able to hold onto Muniain having let Herrera join United in a £29m deal.

Indeed, the Basque club now want to sign Muniain to a new contract that will see him remain at the club until at least 2018.

But Liverpool have a longstanding interest in the player, who made his debut for Bilbao as a 16-year-old and is still just 21…

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