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Liverpool leading the chase for Stoke City star Xherdan Shaqiri

Liverpool transfer news Mohamed Salah Jurgen Klopp

The Reds are also assessing adding a goalkeeper to the ranks, while they have had a bid refused for Lyon attacker Nabil Fekir.

The Reds are considering a move for Shaqiri, who has a £12million release clause.

Stoke City manager Gary Rowett has said that Xherdan Shaqiri is free to leave the club this summer, but only if a suitable offer arrives.

The Swiss worldwide has been the best player for Stoke for the last few seasons.

"How could I possibly say this is a hit?"

'I want to put players on the pitch next season that want to be in a different league and understand the challenges of that league. Everyone wants to compete with the best, that was one reason why I chose the Premier League. Danger from set-pieces, creative, can be decisive in the final third. Following the clubs relegation, it is thought that he is available for just £12 million thanks to a clause in his contract.

Therefore it is clear that the player will be on the move in the coming season. However, with the influence of Klopp and a big club like Liverpool, the UCL runners-up can expect an advantage regarding the deal. He had been out of the team due to injury for over two months prior to the match and as a result, he was left out of the Germany team for the upcoming World Cup in Russian Federation.

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. The winger, however, later claimed Bayern blocked his transfer to Anfield and, with his playing time at the Allianz Arena limited under Pep Guardiola, he joined Internazionale six months later.