Liverpool open talks with Stoke City over Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland in action during of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Sweden and Switzerland

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".

There is a release clause in his contract - understood to be around £13m - and Liverpool are discussing the details on that with the club.

Liverpool have been long-term admirers of Shaqiri and their interest has been public knowledge for some time know, but the club have finally officially opened talks with the Potters over a potential £13 million transfer.

The Switzerland global is looking for a move back to the Premier League after Stoke's relegation to the Championship and it looks like Liverpool will be his new club.

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"Of course, I would like to play on the biggest stage in football".

Since their season ended with defeat in the Champions League final to Real Madrid, Liverpool have added Brazilian midfielder Fabinho to their side from AS Monaco.

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

Liverpool may be able to sweeten any deal by offering a player on loan. Stoke have enquired about young winger Sheyi Ojo, who scored for the Reds in their pre-season friendly win over Tranmere on Tuesday night, while Klopp must make decisions over the likes of Harry Wilson, Ryan Kent, Marko Grujic, Ben Woodburn and Dominic Solanke, among others. Fekir is now part of the French squad which have made it to the World Cup final.

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