Liverpool FC to ramp up efforts to sign 26-year-old after World Cup – report

Liverpool FC will ramp up their efforts to sign Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City after the World Cup, according to reports

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Liverpool FC will step up their attempts to try and sign Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City after the World Cup, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Reds are keen to try and bring the Switzerland international to Anfield this summer as Jurgen Klopp looks to bolster his squad.

The same story says that Shaqiri is not seen as an alternative for Nabil Fekir, who came close to signing for the Reds before the deal fell through over the weekend.

According to the same report, Liverpool FC have been given initial encouragement in their bid to try and sign the 26-year-old Shaqiri this summer.

The article says that the player himself is “keen” on a move to Anfield and Stoke could be willing to let him leave following the Potters’ relegation to the Championship.

The same story says that Shaqiri is believed to have a release clause of around £12m in his contract following Stoke’s relegation, and Liverpool FC would not be willing to pay much more than that to secure his services.

Meanwhile, Liverpool FC have already completed their first signing of the summer by tying up a deal to bring Brazilian midfielder Fred to Anfield from Monaco.

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