Anfield side look set to snap up Swiss international flyer.
Liverpool have met Bayern Munich’s £17m valuation of winger Xherdan Shaqiri and agreed personal terms with the Swiss international ahead of a likely summer move.
CaughtOffside understands that the young Allianz Arena star had been willing to remain at the Bundesliga giants but after meeting with boss Pep Guardiola it appears the former FC Basel man wasn’t given the assurances of first team action he had hoped for and is now ready to leave the Bavarian club.
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Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers has been pursuing Shaqiri for some months and is set to complete a deal to sign the impressive attacker dependent on whether any other prospective suitors also match their bid for the player.
Shaqiri saw his first team chances limited since the arrival of Guardiola last summer, with the Spanish boss handing him just 10 Bundesliga starts, leading the 22 year old to pursue a fresh challenge and regular first team football.
Xherdan Shaqiri impressed during the World Cup finals, netting a hat-trick against Honduras in the group stages, and further cementing him as a top Brendan Rodgers target.
Though Liverpool have signed Lazar Markovic, and are seemingly set to welcome in Belgian teenager Divock Origi, both players are likely to be farmed out to gain some much needed experience whereas Shaqiri is seen as a player the Premier League side would look to play a prominent role in the coming campaign.
Bayern Munich paid FC Basel £9m for Shaqiri two years ago and are willing to cash-in on the youngstar for a fee almost double that fee as Guardiola seeks to put his stamp on the squad he inherited last summer from former boss Jupp Heyneckes.
Liverpool are believed to have agreed personal terms with Shaqiri over a four year contract.
Atletico Madrid and Juventus are both thought to be keen on Shaqiri but neither side has yet registered a bid for his services leaving Liverpool in pole position to sign the Bayern Munich star.
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