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Liverpool appear to be in a two-horse race with Bayern Munich for the services of Xherdan Shaqiri, with the Swiss international set to choose between a new deal at the Allianz and a switch to Anfield.
The Reds are keen on Shaqiri, who has been offered an improved contract by Bayern, and are reportedly the only outsiders interested in his signature this summer.
Shaqiri has impressed at the World Cup for Switzerland, but struggled to hold down a regular place in Pep Guardiola's side last season, as he is seen as a long-term replacement for Franck Ribery by the club.
But Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is willing to offer the 22-year-old first team football immediately, with the club believed to have already met with the player's brother, who acts as his representative.
A lack of suitors is obviously positive news for Liverpool, who won't see the transfer price driven up by a bidding war.