Xherdan Shaqiri with one foot out the door
After a few years alternately impressing and bewildering fans with great goals and long stretches out of the team, Xherdan Shaqiri is set to be sold.
There’s no absolute agreement yet, but the Reds and Lyon are in talks and Shaqiri has agreed terms to make him the club’s best-paid player, reports say, so it’s all down to the price on the table.
Opinions differ on whether we’re still seeking £12m-plus or a much lower figure of around £7m, but Lyon’s first offer was turned down anyway.
We’ll miss those massive calves of his.
Reds rumours of the day
- Nat Phillips isn’t involved in first-team training at the moment and while there’s no imminent indication that he is ready to move on, it seems probable this is a protective move ahead of a transfer
- Houssem Aouar has been one midfielder linked with the Reds, but latest reports say Arsenal are going back in for him now instead of James Maddison
- Jeremy Doku is still a Reds target but the club haven’t yet talked to Rennes, says Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri
Latest Liverpool FC news
- Jurgen Klopp says Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk are both ready to start against Norwich if required, but also hinted they wouldn’t rush them into action if 90 minutes wasn’t possible for either one
- Kaide Gordon is a “frightening” player to face and Trent Alexander-Arnold backs him to make his mark with the Reds
- Fabinho, meanwhile, is a bit behind the rest of us, saying he can become the best in the world at his position. Isn’t he already?!
Latest transfer chat elsewhere
- Tammy Abraham can go to Roma for £34m – if they agree to a buy-back clause in the deal
- James Ward-Prowse could be the next Saints departure, with Spurs and Villa both ready to put in official bids
- Joe Willock is closing in on a £25m move to Newcastle after a breakthrough in personal terms talks, meaning he’ll sign a six-year deal
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