Liverpool interested in Xherdan Shaqiri after Stoke’s relegation

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Liverpool have been boosted in the race to sign Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke, with Calciomercato reporting that Roma are no longer interested in signing the player.

Liverpool have been heavily linked with a deal to bring the Swiss worldwide to Anfield this summer, with the club prepared to pay the player's £12 million relegation release clause.

Liverpool are monitoring the situation of Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri this summer, a source has told ESPN FC.

Liverpool finished in fourth place in the Premier League and lost the final of the Champions League to Real Madrid.

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Shaqiri's availability and affordability has alerted a host of clubs in Europe and the Premier League, with Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton - the latter managed by Mark Hughes, who signed the winger for Stoke - among those linked with the 26-year-old. He has never properly found his feet in England though, scoring just 15 goals in over 80 Premier League appearances.

Shaqiri could represent a bargain for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp searches for alternative options up front this summer.

Klopp is hoping to wrap up a deal for Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir in the coming weeks, but it remains to be seen if Liverpool can get a transfer across the line before the start of the World Cup next week.

Shaqiri is now on worldwide duty with Switzerland and is due to travel to Russian Federation for the World Cup with his national team.

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