Liverpool are confident of making Xherdan Shaqiri their third summer signing after opening transfer talks with Stoke City over the Switzerland international.
Jürgen Klopp is keen to add the 26-year-old to his attacking options for next season and the winger wants to remain in the Premier League following Stoke’s relegation to the Championship.
The former Bayern Munich and Internazionale player has a release clause in his Stoke contract, believed to be in the region of £13m, and Liverpool have commenced negotiations with the aim of completing the signing before they embark on a pre-season tour of the United States on July 22.
Shaqiri’s World Cup campaign ended with Switzerland last week and he has indicated his next destination will be revealed soon.
Liverpool have already bolstered their midfield options this summer with Naby Keita and Fabinho, for £52.75m from Red Bull Leipzig and £43.7m from Monaco respectively, and had lined up a £53m move for Nabil Fekir until a medical raised concerns.
A deal for the Lyon captain may yet be resurrected after France’s World Cup campaign, however.
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