Stoke City want to sell players fast amid Shaqiri to Liverpool links

Jun 09, 2018, 22:00
Stoke City want to sell players fast amid Shaqiri to Liverpool links

Xherdan Shaqiri is surely to go with his reported release clause triggered by relegation around €15m.

The Blues finished 19th in the league for number of shots registered, shots on target and chances created, highlighting the need for a creative maestro like Shaqiri to add a bit of star-dust to play in the final third. "I would love to stay in England, but I do not want to rule anything out". It's the best league with the best players, but I do not want to exclude anything. "And that's why I want to take the next step now".

Therefore it is clear that the player will be on the move in the coming season.

A separate source, however, told ESPN FC that Liverpool were yet to approach Stoke with an offer for the 26-year-old. Liverpool also have an interest in the former Bayern Munich player, with Jürgen Klopp looking to strengthen in key areas, although that has not advanced to activating Shaqiri's release clause. However, with the influence of Klopp and a big club like Liverpool, the UCL runners-up can expect an advantage regarding the deal.

While the world of football is mostly focusing on the world cup and worldwide matches, clubs are still in the spotlight thanks to their transfer actions and aspirations.

Shaqiri is also attracting interesting from Tottenham and Leicester City and may be tempted to join a team where he feels he will be guaranteed first-team football.

Shaqiri was hot property that summer despite falling out of favour at Bayern and Liverpool were leading a pack of several clubs in the race for the Swiss international's signature.

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