Liverpool in talks to sign Stoke's Xherdan Shaqiri

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GETTYLiverpool transfer news Xherdan Shaqiri is in talks over an Anfield move

As for Shaqiri, the Stoke City man is a top target for Jurgen Klopp and the most recent reports say talks are underway over a £12m transfer.

One of Switzerland's star performances in Russian Federation, his last-minute victor against Serbia sent the side through to the World Cup's round of 16 before their campaign drew to a close with a defeat to Sweden.

In June, Shaqiri was reported as saying he wanted to leave Stoke and sign for a Premier League club.

Shaqiri scored eight times for Stoke last season and has made 92 appearances in total since joining from Inter in 2015.

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The relegation ensured that a new release clause was triggered in Shaqiri's contract, with the 26-year-old now allowed to depart the club for a modest fee of £13 million - a true bargain in today's market.

Having already welcomed Fabinho and Naby Keita for £44m and £52m respectively, the Reds are also being linked with moves for Nabil Fekir and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Shaqiri's career makes for impressive reading despite the recent relegation with Stoke, with stints at Bayern Munich and Inter Milan displaying the huge potential the 5'7 winger possessed earlier in his playing days.

The Swiss global will leave relegated Stoke City this summer, this much we knew already. Liverpool got lucky last season in that their front three - Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah - remained fit and healthy for the majority of the campaign, but their lack of depth was exposed during the Champions League final, when Salah departed injured.

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