Xherdan Shaqiri replies when asked about Liverpool FC, Man United interest

The Stoke forward addresses questions about his future amid interest from Liverpool FC and Man United

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Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed that he is set to make a decision about his future in the near future amid interest from Liverpool FC and Manchester United.

The Switzerland international is a coveted player in the summer transfer market given the talented attacker is available in a cut-price deal following Stoke’s relegation to the Championship.

Shaqiri did his chances of securing a move to a top Premier League club no harm at the World Cup after the former Inter Milan winger scored one goal en route to the quarter-final.

However, Switzerland lost to Sweden to end their participation in the World Cup and force Shaqiri to finally address his situation at relegated Stoke ahead of the new Premier League season.

Liverpool FC are thought to be weighing up a deal to sign Shaqiri as a potential alternative to Nabil Fekir after the France international’s proposed move to Anfield fell through.

Jose Mourinho is also keen to add more attacking depth to his Manchester United squad ahead of a potential title challenge next term.

Shaqiri, though, refused to indicate whether he has made a decision about his future amid interest from Liverpool FC and Manchester United.

“You’re going to hear soon on my future,” Shaqiri is quoted as saying by Daily Mirror.

“I was not thinking about this because I was just focused on my national team and I wanted to make a good tournament for my team and my nation.

“It’s pretty normal to be aware of clubs being interested.

“Of course, I would like to play on the biggest stage in football, everybody knows that.

“I hope I can stay in the Premier League. I hope so, but you never know with football. I don’t rule out anything.”

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