Liverpool have raced ahead of their rivals to sign Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri, and are reportedly confident that they can secure his signature in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Express.
The Swiss international has been a long term target of the Anfield club, and they made repeat moves in an attempt to sign him during the summer.
However, none of those came off, with Bayern refusing to countenance the sale of a talent that they consider to be integral to their future.
The situation has seemingly changed though, and Liverpool have stolen the lead on the likes of Inter Milan and Juventus.
Serie A duo Inter and Juve are only willing to offer Shaqiri a loan deal, whereas the player wants to leave on a permanent basis.
Therefore, they could snap him up for £11 million, assuming that Bayern accept an approach for him over the course of the winter window.
Shaqiri would boost Liverpool’s side immeasurably, offering the sort of dynamism that their side have lacked since the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona in the summer.