Thursday, July 18, 2013

Liverpool To Miss Out On Bayern Starlet

Liverpool has not made a bid for Bayern Munich player Xherdan Shaqiri.

The German clubs chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said that the club has not received an offer for the player.

“Nobody has called about Shaqiri,” he was reported as saying in The Express.

Rumours have been swirling about the player, who only joined Bayern last year from FC Basel, due to the fact that he had not experienced much game time due to the competition for places.

Competition that is not going to get any easier, due to the fact that they have since added Mario Gotze and Thiago Alcantara to their squad.

However, the Champions League winners do not want to let the 21-year-old go, and still think he can develop and play a part in any future success.

“Right now there are no plans (to sell), the coach is completely satisfied with him,” continued Rummenigge.

Liverpool turned their radar towards the Swiss international after they lost out on Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Borussia Dortmund last week.

And while Bayern may be interested in a loan deal, Liverpool is unlikely to want to bring in the player on a temporary basis.

The Reds were prepared to offer around £20m to lure the youngster to Merseyside, but that deal appears to be dead before it even came to life.

Shaqiri only started 13 times in the Bundesliga last season, and came off the bench a further 13 times. He managed four goals and five assists in the league.

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