Inter Milan have confirmed the capture of £11 million Liverpool target Xherdan Shaqiri, as reported by Spanish outlet AS.
Inter Milan have reached agreement to sign Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaqiri, who was linked w/ Atlético and Liverpool. pic.twitter.com/aaFcTtLYEA
— AS English (@English_AS) January 8, 2015
The Swiss international has been a target of Liverpool’s since the summer, but the club could not reach an agreement with Bayern Munich over his transfer, and the deal fell apart, despite at various points looking close to completion.
Shaqiri has been eyeing up a move away from Bayern in the winter window since the end of the summer transfer period, having seen his first team action hit new lows under manager Pep Guardiola.
While Liverpool were keen, Italian giants Inter have been floating around Shaqiri, and have finally captured their man.
Liverpool were thought to be willing to bid around £11 million.
The transfer will not only come as a blow to the Reds, however, with Stoke City also said to be keen on signing him.
Their assistant manager Mark Bowen confirmed their interest yesterday.