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Liverpool, Everton and Leicester battle to land relegated Stoke star

09 June 2018
Liverpool, Everton and Leicester battle to land relegated Stoke star

Liverpool are eyeing a shock transfer for Stoke City forward Xherdan Shaqiri, according to The Mirror.

Liverpool are also expected to sign another star in the form of Nabil Fekir, who has reportedly completed a medical at the club after a £52.8 million move.

However, Shaqiri could be set for a move back to the top flight as he has a relegation release clause which allows him to leave this summer for just £12m - the same fee Stoke paid Inter two years ago.

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

He said: "I want players who are committed to Stoke City - and if players want to leave, I will try and find the best solution to make that happen". "I would love to stay in England, I think the league is flawless for me".

Former Switzerland global and Liverpool defender Stephane Henchoz has urged countryman Xherdan Shaqiri to move to Anfield.

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.

Furthermore, he wanted to join Liverpool 2015, but he claimed Bayern blocked the move and instead he headed to Italy with Inter Milan.

Solhekol has spoken to the player many times and understands he is on his way out of Stoke because he "thought he was too good" to play for them.

Shaqiri's future, though, may not be sorted out imminently as he is heading to the World Cup in Russian Federation next week.