Announcement soon but Stoke make late double demand in Shaqiri deal

Date published: Friday 13th July 2018 10:00

Stoke City have reportedly demanded two things from Liverpool before they can sign Xherdan Shaqiri this summer.

The Switzerland international, currently on holiday after appearing at the World Cup, has a release clause in the region of £13.5million and the Potters are resigned to losing one of their prized assets after relegation from the Premier League.

The Liverpool Echo claimed yesterday that Shaqiri, who has been linked with Man Utd, favours a move to Anfield.

Now, The Sun states that Stoke boss Gary Rowett wants Sheyi Ojo on loan as part of the deal, and would also like Harry Wilson.

Wales international Wilson penned a new deal this week after spending time out on loan at Hull City last season, while Ojo was part of the Fulham team which won promotion last season to the Premier League.

Meanwhile, writer Melissa Reddy believes that Shaqiri will travel to Liverpool on Friday to complete his end of the deal, and that confirmation

Shaqiri is seen as a player who will strengthen Jurgen Klopp’s squad by providing quality back-up to an established front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Fimino and Sadio Mane and Transfermarketweb last night claimed talks were underway.



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