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The Merseyside side have already acquired a big name from the market following the signing of Monaco's highly rated midfielder Fabinho and are also linked with a sensational move for Lyon's captain Nabil Fekir.

The Reds are considering a move for Shaqiri, who has a £12million release clause.

The winger provided 8 goals and 7 assists last season but it wasn't enough to prevent Stoke from being relegated to the Championship having finished 19th in the Premier League last campaign. "I would love to stay in England, I think the league is ideal for me".

"I want to work with players who want to be in a different league and understand the challenges of that league and understand the games and the frequency of the games and the types of games".

Spurs have qualified for the Champions League after finishing third previous year and Pochettino wants to push them to the next level with Shaqiri seemingly identified as a target.

Genuine interest from #LFC in Xherdan Shaqiri, who would provide depth across the attacking positions.

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A separate source, however, told ESPN FC that Liverpool were yet to approach Stoke with an offer for the 26-year-old.

It is believed that the player has a relegation release clause in his Stoke contract.

"I chose Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers had called me several times before the World Cup, but Bayern didn't allow me to leave".

Shaqiri was hot property that summer despite falling out of favour at Bayern and Liverpool were leading a pack of several clubs in the race for the Swiss international's signature.

"He's going to be playing at the World Cup for Switzerland and he's said ideally he'd like to be staying in England".

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