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Liverpool target Xherdan Shaqiri has dropped a big hint over his future after indicating he is ready to quit Bayern Munich.
The Swiss international, who impressed at the World Cup, has been linked with a move to Anfield this summer, despite Bayern remaining keen to keep hold of the 22-year-old.
The Bavarian club's sporting director Matthias Sammer yesterday told the media he has no intention of allowing Shaqiri to leave the Allianz Arena.
"Xherdan is an important player for the future," he said. "There are no thoughts at all about selling him."
But the midfielder has today responded to Sammer's words by suggesting he will leave Bayern in pursuit of first-team football.
Brendan Rodgers' side are believed to be the only genuine contenders for his signature, with reports earlier this month suggesting Shaqiri would choose between a move to Anfield and penning a new contract with Bayern, although Roma could yet emerge as potential candidates.
And with Franck Ribery still ahead of him in the pecking order at the Bundesliga champions, it seems Shaqiri has his mind set on a move.