Leicester join Liverpool in race for Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri

Tanya Simon
June 7, 2018

Fekir is set to cost Liverpool at least £50million, but Aulas insisted Lyon was yet to set an asking price.

Aulas is keen to wait to conclude a deal until after the World Cup, as the Lyon chief hopes Fekir's performances could drive up his transfer fee or spark a bidding war.

The Reds have been in the pursuit of Nabil Fekir since the end of last season and see him as an ideal player to fit into Jurgen Klopp's ideas for next season.

Liverpool are among the Premier League clubs interested in signing Xherdan Shaqiri following Stoke City's relegation.

Jurgen Klopp's side ended the season in disappointing fashion when they were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in the Champions League final Kiev at the end of May.

Lyon President was hoping for Nabil Fekir's good performances for France in Russian Federation will drive up his price.

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Lyon will reportedly build their team around promising youngster Houssem Aouar as they prepare for life without Liverpool target Nabil Fekir.

According to a report from the Mirror, Leicester are interested in signing Liverpool-linked Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri this summer, as Claude Puel looks to add further depth to his wide attacking options.

"The record is at a standstill, there is no way forward", said Jean-Michel Aulas.

Liverpool, on the other hand, haven't replaced Philippe Coutinho who departed for Barcelona in the January window.

Shaqiri, who has previously lined out for Bayern Munich and Inter Milan, reportedly has a release clause of just £12m, which is low-risk, potentially great value for an undoubtedly talented player who is still only 26-years-old.

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