Sport Stoke keen for quick Shaqiri sale amid Liverpool links

21:40  07 june  2018
21:40  07 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Southampton join chase for Shaqiri

  Southampton join chase for Shaqiri Southampton are one of a number of clubs tracking Stoke City attacker Xherdan Shaqiri. following his side’s relegation to the Championship, according to Talksport. The player is looking for a move away and Saints new boss Mark Hughes is keen to bring the player to St Mary’s having worked with him when the pair were at Stoke. Shaqiri has admitted that he is keen to get his future sorted prior to the World Cup getting underway, where he is expected to play a key role for Switzerland. The Saints face tough competition for his signature from fellow Premier League sides, Everton and Tottenham as they look to improve their squad after a tough campaign last season. It is widely expected that it will take a large sum to sign the player after a fine season at Stoke, but he was unable to prevent them from getting relegated to the Championship.

Stoke City have joined the race for Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri , amid reported interest from the likes of Liverpool and Inter Milan. Kluivert could stay at Ajax despite United, Spurs links . Stoke keen on reported Liverpool and Inter Milan target Xherdan Shaqiri .

Stoke keen on reported Liverpool and Inter Milan target Xherdan Shaqiri . Facebook. Twitter. Stoke City have joined the race for Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri , amid reported interest from the likes of Liverpool and Inter Milan.

Stoke City want to see a decision made in swift fashion with regards to Xherdan Shaqiri’s future at the club, as a move to Liverpool edges closer.

According to claims from the Liverpool Echo, the Potters are hopeful that an agreement can be reached between all parties, with the Reds looking likely to sign the Swiss international in the coming days.

Shaqiri emerged as a target for Jurgen Klopp in recent times, with the German manager looking to add further depth to his attacking options.

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The former Bayern Munich and Inter Milan player will surely be set for a role as a backup option to Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, with the duo having been in electrifying form throughout last season.

Shaqiri confirms he'd like to stay in the Premier League amid Saints links

  Shaqiri confirms he'd like to stay in the Premier League amid Saints links Xherdan Shaqiri has confirmed that he is looking to leave Stoke City this summer, amid reports linking him with a move to Southampton. The Swiss international is determined to make the move away from Stoke following their relegation down to the Championship last season, with the likes of Saints, Everton and Tottenham having been linked. Mark Hughes, who was named as Southampton’s permanent first-team manager last month, is understood to be a big admirer of Shaqiri following his performances at Stoke during the Welshman’s stint in charge. This has prompted reports linking him with a switch to St Mary’s, and it seems Shaqiri would be open to remaining in the Premier League next season. Speaking to Swiss news outlet Aargauer Zeitung, as cited in a report from Inside Futbol, Shaqiri outlined his plans for the future as speculation continues to surround his next destination. “Of course, yes, it is no longer a secret that I will leave Stoke City. I think the league is perfect for me. I would love to stay in England, but I do not want to rule anything out. It is the best league with the best players – simple.” Southampton will be keen to reinforce their attacking options this summer and if reports are to be believed, Shaqiri is a target for Hughes.

• Shaqiri has release clause in his Stoke contract • Other Premier League clubs also keen on winger. Liverpool are among the Premier League clubs interested in signing Xherdan Shaqiri following Stoke City’s relegation.

Stoke keen on reported Liverpool and Inter Milan target Xherdan Shaqiri . Facebook. Twitter. Stoke City have joined the race for Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri , amid reported interest from the likes of Liverpool and Inter Milan.

Shaqiri is understood to have a £12m release clause included in his deal at Stoke, which has piqued the interest of potential suitors such as Liverpool.

The Reds also want to add Nabil Fekir from Lyon to their squad, with Klopp pressing ahead with plans to add further quality to his already strong options going forward.

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Liverpool receive Xherdan Shaqiri encouragement .
Liverpool will look to sign Stoke City’s Xherdan Shaqiri when he returns home from the World Cup, according to David Maddock of The Mirror. Shaqiri is keen to make the move to Anfield after Stoke’s relegation and his release fee of around £12million will make him a relative bargain when compared to other deals which are taking place across Europe. Jurgen Klopp is keen to add depth to his squad and sees the Swiss international as somebody who can back up his starting front three, and it seems like Shaqiri to take up such a role in the squad. The collapse of the Nabil Fekir transfer had people wondering if Shaqiri was a direct replacement for the Frenchman but Maddock reports that this isn’t the case. Instead, Liverpool will cool their transfer activity whilst the World Cup group stage games take place and they’ll reassess their options and look to do more deals later on in the window.

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