​Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Stoke City midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri this summer, for a fee of £12m.


The former ​Bayern Munich winger is all but guaranteed to leave the bet365 Stadium this summer following the Potters relegation from the Premier League, with Tottenham and Southampton also believed to be interested in securing his signature.


The Reds have been linked with a number of attacking targets in recent weeks, with ​Lyon forward Nabil Fekir said to be their number one target. A move for Shaqiri may seem more appealing though, given that the Swiss international has a release clause of just £12m.

Shaqiri's former boss, ​Southampton manager Mark Hughes, is also preparing to activate the 26-year-old's release clause, as reported by the Mirror.


A move away from the club seems imminent, with Shaqiri saying effectively guaranteeing his exit from the club in an interview after the clubs relegation; "It is no longer a secret that I will leave ​Stoke City. I think the ​Premier League is perfect for me." he said.


​I would love to stay in England, but I do not want to rule anything out. It is the best league with the best players – simple.”


Both clubs may potentially face further competition for his services though, with ​Tottenham Hotspur also reportedly interested in signing the wantaway Stoke star.

Shaqiri made a total of 36 Premier League appearances during the 2017/18 season, scoring eight goals and providing nine assists.