BT want Murray to follow Humphrey as new boys plan second raid on BBC for Premier League coverage
14:19 GMT, 29 January 2013
17:55 GMT, 29 January 2013
BT Sport are understood to be looking to the BBC for their main commentator after persuading Jake Humphrey to front their Barclays Premier League coverage.
Humphrey was the BBC's Formula One host last season but has signed a four-year deal with the new venture.
Radio 5 Live’s excellent John
Murray, who has the lead microphone role for the main radio football
match on the flagship Saturday programme, could be set to join Humphrey.
New recruit: Jake Humphrey has already signed his deal with BT
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Murray is high on the wishlist of BT,
who last summer won the rights to show 38 live games a season for three
years, including 18 first-choice matches.
They are paying 738million over three seasons while Sky are paying 2.28billion for their rights.
One man set to stay at the BBC is Gary Lineker. The Match of the Day presenter is expected to sign a new contract.
Microphone man: BBC Radio Five Live's John Murray is also wanted by BT Sport
But it was announced last week that Colin Murray is to be dropped as the Match of the Day 2 frontman next season.
Murray, who has anchored the Sunday
highlights show for two years since Adrian Chiles moved to ITV, is to be
replaced by rising BBC star Mark Chapman.