Liverpool close in on Shaqiri for bargain price

  • Liverpool close in on Shaqiri for bargain price

Liverpool close in on Shaqiri for bargain price

Instead, let's indulge ourselves in some hot-off-the-press transfer gossip involving Xherdan Shaqiri.

Speaking about his future earlier this month Shaqiri expressed his desire to remain in the Premier League, saying: "Of course, I would like to play on the biggest stage in football".

Liverpool are confident that they will sign Swiss worldwide Xherdan Shaqiri this summer, according to a report in The Guardian.

One of Switzerland's star performances in Russian Federation, his last-minute victor against Serbia sent the side through to the World Cup's round of 16 before their campaign drew to a close with a defeat to Sweden.

The attacking midfielder hinted last week that his new club would be revealed soon and Liverpool are now negotiating with Stoke over a deal.

The exact nature of the release clause in Shaqiri's contract is unknown, though it is believed to be in excess of £13m. He admitted that he would like to leave following last season's relegation.

They were thought to have been close to completing a move for Lyon's Nabil Fekir, only for the move to collapse at the eleventh hour.

Shaqiri could do little to stop Stoke from sliding down to the Championship from the Premier League last season and is on his way out of the Potters this summer. Fekir is now part of the French squad which have made it to the World Cup final. It's pretty normal to be aware of clubs being interested.

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