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Liverpool open Xherdan Shaqiri transfer negotiations with Stoke City

Liverpool open Xherdan Shaqiri transfer negotiations with Stoke City”

Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Stoke winger Xherdan Shaqiri.

Now, with Switzerland knocked out of the World Cup by Sweden last week, it seems Shaqiri's future could be resolved imminently, with a report in The Telegraph claiming a move to Anfield looks likely.

The 26-year-old winger has a clause in his contract which means he can leave for around £13.5 million if a club pays up.

Stoke are resigned to losing the Switzerland worldwide, who understandably wants to stay in the Premier League after last season's relegation into the Championship.

Ojo, who spent previous year helping Fulham win promotion to the Premier League scoring four goals in 22 appearances despite being sidelined for a time by a dislocated shoulder, has impressed already in pre-season.

It is believed Stoke are interested in taking one of Liverpool's youngsters, such as Harry Wilson or Sheyi Ojo, on loan and they hope doing a deal for Shaqiri may help get that over the line.

Klopp's side reached the Champions League final last season but finished a distant 25 points behind record breaking champions Manchester City. Liverpool then fly to America for a three-game tour, where they will play Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Manchester United in the International Champions Cup.

Klopp, meanwhile, remains keen to add at least one more attacking midfielder to his squad this summer. Fekir, in any case, is still with France at the World Cup and would not be due to return to action until early-August.



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