Liverpool linked with Stoke City winger Shaqiri, £13.5 million fee possible

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Liverpool FC are monitoring Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar during the summer transfer window, according to reports in France.

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

Leicester City are reportedly set to challenge Liverpool for the Stoke City man's signature.

The Guardian's Andy Hunter writes: "Liverpool are among the Premier League clubs interested in signing Xherdan Shaqiri following Stoke City's relegation".

Lyon President was hoping for Nabil Fekir's good performances for France in Russian Federation will drive up his price.

However, Tottenham will now face stiff competition as the Mirror claim Liverpool have also expressed their interest in signing Shaqiri as Jurgen Klopp looks to strengthen his attack this summer.

"I am with my family, but I will be clear, we will go with Nabil to Liverpool or elsewhere when there is an agreement with Lyon and if Jean-Michel Aulas gives the green light".

The teenager played 44 times for Lyon last term, scoring seven and assisting six, typically operating behind Fekir in Bruno Genesio's midfield but sometimes in his favoured No. 10 role.

Fekir displayed his skillset in the No.10 role as well as excelling in the role that Roberto Firmino now occupies at Liverpool.

The Champions League final made Klopp realise the lack of genuine depth of attackers in his squad after Mohamed Salah was forced off injured in the first half.

Shaqiri, who has previously lined out for Bayern Munich and Inter Milan, reportedly has a release clause of just £12m, which is low-risk, potentially great value for an undoubtedly talented player who is still only 26-years-old.

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