Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their chase for Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri, with the news that the talented Swiss international prefers a move to Serie A giants Inter Milan this month, as reported by the Daily Mail.
The Reds have been chasing Shaqiri since the summer, when a series of moves for him were blocked by Bayern’s hierarchy and manager Pep Guardiola.
However, the player remains unsettled at the Bundesliga leaders, having played very infrequently since the start of the season.
He has reportedly lost faith in Guardiola to play him with any regularity, and wants a move away from the club desperately.
Liverpool were hopeful of taking advantage of that with a bid of around £11 million, but Inter seem to have beaten them to the punch with a loan move.
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Stoke City were also keen on a move, and their assistant manager yesterday confirmed their interest to the press.