Liverpool confident of signing £12m Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City

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Liverpool are confident of making Xherdan Shaqiri their third summer signing after opening transfer talks with Stoke City over the Switzerland worldwide.

Shaqiri does have a release clause but the exact details are unknown at this stage, though the fee is believed to be higher than the widely reported £12m.

Stoke City will be playing in the Championship this season, but it's becoming increasingly unlikely that Xherdan Shaqiri will be joining them there.

LIVERPOOL are in discussions with Stoke about a deal for winger Xherdan Shaqiri.

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Stoke, who were relegated last season, are in pole position to sign Wilson, also a winger, but there is also strong interest in the 21-year-old, who signed a five-year contract this week, from Swansea City and Aston Villa.

With Switzerland back from the World Cup after being eliminated by Sweden in the Round of 16, negotiations can progress and Shaqiri "has been considering his options since his involvement in Russian Federation was ended".

Liverpool have already strengthened their squad this summer with the £39m signing of Monaco midfielder Fabinho and the arrival of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig.

Liverpool may be able to sweeten any deal by offering a player on loan. Shaqiri could be signed in time to play a part in that trip.

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