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Sport Shaqiri refuses to speak about future amid Liverpool links

23:35  09 june  2018
23:35  09 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Shaqiri confirms he'd like to stay in the Premier League amid Saints links

  Shaqiri confirms he'd like to stay in the Premier League amid Saints links Xherdan Shaqiri has confirmed that he is looking to leave Stoke City this summer, amid reports linking him with a move to Southampton. The Swiss international is determined to make the move away from Stoke following their relegation down to the Championship last season, with the likes of Saints, Everton and Tottenham having been linked. Mark Hughes, who was named as Southampton’s permanent first-team manager last month, is understood to be a big admirer of Shaqiri following his performances at Stoke during the Welshman’s stint in charge. This has prompted reports linking him with a switch to St Mary’s, and it seems Shaqiri would be open to remaining in the Premier League next season. Speaking to Swiss news outlet Aargauer Zeitung, as cited in a report from Inside Futbol, Shaqiri outlined his plans for the future as speculation continues to surround his next destination. “Of course, yes, it is no longer a secret that I will leave Stoke City. I think the league is perfect for me. I would love to stay in England, but I do not want to rule anything out. It is the best league with the best players – simple.” Southampton will be keen to reinforce their attacking options this summer and if reports are to be believed, Shaqiri is a target for Hughes.

Speaking to Swiss news outlet Aargauer Zeitung, as cited in a report from Inside Futbol, Shaqiri outlined his plans for the future as speculation continues to © Gareth Copley/Getty Images Sport Stoke City v Crystal Palace - Premier League. Stoke keen for quick Shaqiri sale amid Liverpool links .

Long-term Liverpool target Inaki Williams has been talking about his future this week, with a summer move looking increasingly likely. The 22-year-old Spanish striker has been linked with a move to Merseyside several times in recent years, most recently last January when the Reds were said to be

Xherdan Shaqiri has spoken about his future, amid links that he is close to a move to Liverpool.

Shaqiri is linked with a switch to Anfield after being relegated with Stoke City last season.

Asked whilst on international duty, Shaqiri refused to speak about any potential switch to Anfield, saying that he does not want to disrupt any of his agents work.

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Speaking to BLICK, Shaqiri said:

Liverpool express interest in Xherdan Shaqiri

  Liverpool express interest in Xherdan Shaqiri Liverpool have expressed an interest in signing Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri, according to a report from David Maddock of The Mirror. Twitter: Liverpool have expressed interest in Xherdan Shaqiri. The Swiss international has £12m relegation break clause from… https://t.co/z0DHFWN18r (@MaddockMirror) The 26-year-old has a clause in his contract that means he can be purchased for just £12m after Stoke’s relegation and Liverpool are apparently interested in bringing him to Anfield. The Swiss star will be at the World Cup this summer, and would like to have his future sorted before he departs for the tournament. Everton and Roma are also interested in the former Bayern Munich man, who has scored 15 goals in 92 games for the Potters since his arrival in 2015. Liverpool are keen to add depth to their attack and see Shaqiri as a good option to have behind their dynamic wide duo of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. Whether Shaqiri is happy to take a back up role will be the key to any deal as he’s be more likely to play regularly elsewhere.

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“I can’t tell you anything right now. I think my agents take care of my future. I’m focussing on the national team right now.”

The Swiss winger is linked with a move to Anfield, bringing a wealth of experience in European football.

Shaqiri will join his colleagues as he and the Swiss National Team travel to Russia for this Summer’s World Cup. Shaqiri scored a sensational goal at Euro 2016, and will be hoping to again provide for his country in this year’s World Championships.

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Liverpool cool interest in Xherdan Shaqiri .
Liverpool have cooled their interest in Stoke City’s Xherdan Shaqiri, with Jurgen Klopp instead looking at other targets. Shaqiri had reportedly been a top target for Klopp this Summer after Stoke City’s relegation to the Championship. The Swiss star had been a key player for the Potters after signing for the side in 2015. However, it would be too late to keep Stoke in the Premier League. However, Liverpool have reportedly cooled their interest in signing the Swiss winger, despite the reported £12.5 million clause in his contract that would allow the Reds to easily sign the midfielder. Sky Sports, via the Mirror, report that Liverpool have dropped their interest in Shaqiri, with the midfielder involved in Switzerland’s first game of the World Cup against Brazil today. Liverpool also pulled out of a deal to sign Nabil Fekir, with the Reds short of crucial attacking options going forward. Klopp’s side have also been linked with a move for Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele.

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