Liverpool open talks for Xherdan Shaqiri

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It looks like Liverpool are closing in on their third signing of this transfer window, with Sky Sports and the Liverpool Echo reporting that the Reds have opened talks with Stoke over Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri.

Andy Hunter in The Guardian reports that Jurgen Klopp is interested in bringing the Stoke City star to Anfield to further add to his attacking options, as Liverpool look to build on last season's fourth-placed finish and Champions League loss.

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The Reds have been in talks with his representatives over a proposed move and according to Italian broadcasterr Sportitalia, they are close to agreeing terms on a contract with the Swiss winger.

The Switzerland worldwide is looking for a move back to the Premier League after Stoke's relegation to the Championship and it looks like Liverpool will be his new club.

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Ojo, who spent previous year helping Fulham win promotion to the Premier League scoring four goals in 22 appearances despite being sidelined for a time by a dislocated shoulder, has impressed already in pre-season.

A good World Cup for Switzerland means Shaqiri still has top clubs eyeing him in the window despite his less than stellar record at Stoke over the last couple of campaigns. Liverpool have been trying to reignite a deal despite a hands-off warning issued before the World Cup.

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