Liverpool, Man Utd target Shaqiri hints at future destination

Date published: Friday 6th July 2018 10:45

Liverpool are yet to make an approach for Xherdan Shaqiri, who says his future will be resolved soon.

Stoke City’s Swiss forward is available for £13.5million this summer due to a relegation clause in his Potters contract.

ESPN claimed last month that Jurgen Klopp has turned his attentions to Shaqiri after the collapse of the Nabil Fekir deal.

The Independent also claimed the deal could be wrapped up after the World Cup, but the Liverpool Echo says the Reds have not made a formal approach for the 26-year-old.

Klopp apparently retains an interest in the player, who was also linked to Manchester United via The Sun this week.

“At the moment, I can’t say anything. You are going to hear soon on my future,” said Shaqiri, cited in the Daily Mirror.

“I was not thinking about this because I was just focused on my national team and wanted to make a good tournament for my team and my nation. It’s pretty normal to be aware of clubs being interested.

“I don’t know, it’s not dependant on me sometimes. Of course, I would like to play on the biggest stage in football. Everybody knows that.”

Shaqiri’s club future was on hold during the World Cup, but Switzerland were knocked out in the last 16 by Sweden on Tuesday.

The former Inter Milan man is now on holiday, but he’s made it clear he would prefer to remain in England.

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

 

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