Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Liverpool Eye Move For Xherdan Shaqiri

Liverpool is ready to approach Bayern Munich to discuss a deal for winger Xherdan Shaqiri.

Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has turned his attention to 21-year-old Shaqiri, after losing out on Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Borussia Dortmund last week.

And after insisting that he remains active in the transfer market for new players, Rodgers is hopeful he will be able to land Shaqiri for a bargain price.

The Switzerland international moved to Bayern from FC Basel last summer, but has failed to establish himself as a regular, and faces an uncertain future under new manager Pep Guardiola.

Shaqiri is expected to meet with Guardiola next week to discuss his future, but it is expected that he will ask for a move away.

Liverpool believes they are in pole position to do business, and would be able to offer the player regular match time in Rodgers’ exciting new-look side.

Bayern is unlikely to part with Shaqiri without a fight, despite splashing out £30million on Mario Gotze this summer, but would be interested in loaning him out.

However, Liverpool is only keen on a cash deal, and will now approach Bayern to talk terms.

Shaqiri, a fast, versatile and skilful left-footed winger, can also play behind a striker or at left-back, and would represent a key coup for Liverpool.

It’s thought that Rodgers would be willing to pay up to £20million to get his man.

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