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Reds open talks to sign £13m Shaqiri from Stoke

Liverpool transfer news Xherdan Shaqiri Man Utd GETTYLiverpool transfer news Xherdan Shaqiri is in talks over an Anfield move
Sidney Guerrero | 11 July, 2018, 14:16

Shaqiri's involvement at the World Cup ended last week when Switzerland were knocked out of the tournament by Sweden.

Liverpool began monitoring Shaqiri earlier in the summer and they are now holding discussions with Stoke about a move for the 26-year-old.

Liverpool have opened talks with Stoke City over a potential transfer for Xherdan Shaqiri, a source has confirmed to ESPN FC.

The Switzerland global is keen to leave Stoke after their relegation from the Premier League and is reported to have a release clause in his contract, although the exact details of that remain unknown.

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Despite finishing in the lucrative Champions League spots, the Reds were quite some distance from threatening eventual Premier League champions, Manchester City, who finished with 25 more points than Jurgen Klopp's side. Liverpool got lucky last season in that their front three - Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah - remained fit and healthy for the majority of the campaign, but their lack of depth was exposed during the Champions League final, when Salah departed injured.

Shaqiri joined Stoke in 2015 from Inter Milan before going on to make 84 league appearances for the club.

Ojo, who spent a year ago helping Fulham win promotion to the Premier League scoring four goals in 22 appearances despite being sidelined for a time by a dislocated shoulder, has impressed already in pre-season. Shaqiri could be signed in time to play a part in that trip. Liverpool have been trying to reignite a deal despite a hands-off warning issued before the World Cup.

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