Liverpool, Everton and Leicester battle to land relegated Stoke star

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Liverpool, Everton and Leicester battle to land relegated Stoke star

Transfer season is in full swing and a number of reports today are suggesting that Liverpool are on the verge of the shock signing Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City. Lyon's Nabil Fekir also looks set to join in the coming days.

Xherdan Shaqiri is surely to go with his reported release clause triggered by relegation around €15m.

Shaqiri will be hoping to produce a strong display at the World Cup in Russian Federation to spark a bidding war for his signature.

Having spent 10 years in the Premier League, a combination of Mark Hughes and laterly Paul Lambert were unable to save their top flight status. "I would love to stay in England, but I do not want to rule anything out".

'I want to put players on the pitch next season that want to be in a different league and understand the challenges of that league. Shaqiri, also known as "Alpine Messi" will be a bargain buy in such an inflated market who is going to increase the depth significantly.

Leicester City have been linked with many new signings this summer and the Swiss is the latest name, although their interest should be genuine. The winger, however, later claimed Bayern blocked his transfer to Anfield and, with his playing time at the Allianz Arena limited under Pep Guardiola, he joined Internazionale six months later.

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

The 26-year-old is now with Switzerland's squad ahead of their World Cup campaign and is expected to play their first game against Brazil on June 17.

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