Liverpool eyeing up a move for Xherdan Shaqiri

Lynette Rowe
July 11, 2018

Liverpool are in talks to sign Stoke's Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri and could trigger his release clause, believed to be more than £13m.

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.

Andy Hunter in The Guardian reports that Jurgen Klopp is interested in bringing the Stoke City star to Anfield to further add to his attacking options, as Liverpool look to build on last season's fourth-placed finish and Champions League loss.

Jurgen Klopp has identified the Switzerland worldwide as one who can bolster his attacking options, while the presence of a release clause in the 26-year-old's contract makes a deal a financially attractive one.

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Before the World Cup, it was revealed that his ridiculously cheap release clause was attracting interest from several Premier League clubs with Liverpool said to be interested.

The Swiss worldwide will leave relegated Stoke City this summer, this much we knew already. Liverpool saw a deal for Lyon captain Nabil Fekir break down due to a medical issue last month, but serious alternatives are yet to emerge amid claims from the player's agent that the move remains on the table.

Shaqiri arrived at Stoke three years ago but has openly admitted he wants to play elsewhere after the club were relegated at the end of last season. Fekir, in any case, is still with France at the World Cup and would not be due to return to action until early-August.

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