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Report: Liverpool bid €14m for Bayern Munich ace

Xherdan Shaqiri has been heavily linked with a move away from Bayern Munich.

According to the latest reports, Liverpool have made a €14 million bid for Bayern Munich ace Xherdan Shaqiri.

The Reds have long been linked with the Swiss international winger and were said to be close to concluding a deal during the summer.

On that occasion, a potential deal failed to materialise, but that hasn’t stopped manager Brendan Rodgers from going back for another try this January.

In a report by Sky Sports Italia, the Anfield outfit have already begun talks with Bayern and have placed a bid said to be in the region of €14 million.

“Liverpool is trying to take the classic route to sign Shaqiri. They started by contacting Bayern Munich, they have an offer of 14 million euro to sign the winger, but have yet to contact the player's agent (who also happens to be his brother),” the report claims.

Shaqiri joined the Bavarian giants from Swiss outfit Basel in the summer of 2012 and played a big role in the club’s treble success the ensuing season.

The arrival of Pep Guardiola, however, has had an adverse effect on Shaqiri’s progression with the German champions, and he has seen first-team opportunities restricted.

The 23-year-old has started just three Bundesliga matches this season, a figure which is far too low for a player of such talent and excitement.

Described as the 'Alpine Messi', Shaqiri’s diminutive stature allows him to possess incredible balance and quick feet – certainly befitting alongside the likes of Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho.

The Merseysiders, however, aren’t alone in their interest as Serie A duo Inter Milan and Juventus are also said to be eyeing a possible January deal.

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