Liverpool open talks for Xherdan Shaqiri

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Liverpool have opened talks with Stoke City over a potential transfer for Xherdan Shaqiri, a source has confirmed to ESPN FC.

The 26-year-old winger has a clause in his contract which means he can leave for around £13.5 million if a club pays up. It does not necessarily represent the position of Liverpool Football Club.


Shaqiri would not be seen as someone to come in and start games immediately, though Klopp appreciates the importance of depth across his attacking positions.

Former Stoke boss Mark Hughes signed Shaqiri from Inter Milan in August 2015 for £12million.


Ojo, who spent past year helping Fulham win promotion to the Premier League scoring four goals in 22 appearances despite being sidelined for a time by a dislocated shoulder, has impressed already in pre-season.

The diminutive winger enjoyed a mixed World Cup; one that was peppered with moments of footballing brilliance and political controversy as Switzerland reached the last sixteen of the tournament, eventually losing out to Sweden.


They could have him in place to travel to the U.S. where they will play Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Manchester United later this month. Liverpool saw a deal for Lyon captain Nabil Fekir break down due to a medical issue last month, but serious alternatives are yet to emerge amid claims from the player's agent that the move remains on the table. Fekir is now part of the French squad which have made it to the World Cup final.

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