Reports from Sky Sport Italia suggest that Liverpool may have a second chance to land Xherdan Shaqiri this summer.
The news channel is suggesting that the Switzerland international could be sold by Inter Milan just six months are they signed him. Roberto Mancini’s side already agreed a mandatory €16 million buy-out clause with Bayern Munich in January, but it was mentioned on the TV station by Massimiliano Nebuloni (via Football Italia) that the Milan club would be willing to sign him permanently and then sell him to the highest bidder.
Inter are unlikely to qualify for the Europa League this season – they are eight points behind Sampdoria in fifth – which could spark Mancini into selling the Swiss midfielder and look to strengthen his squad with the funds generated.
Shaqiri has only made seven starts since making his move to Italy, with four appearances from the bench. He has scored just once, but has set up two goals this season in Serie A.
Liverpool were heavily linked with the midfielder when Inter were tracking him in the winter. Shaqiri has been a long-term target for the Anfield club, and with Liverpool set for another run at the Europa League, it could be the ideal move for the 23-year-old.
It is unlikely that Inter would be willing to make a loss on the midfielder, so it would take offers of over £15 million to convince the player to move and the club to sell.
Three years have now passed since Shaqiri played a full season, which was back for FC Basel. At this point in his career he really needs to be playing regular first-team football and perhaps Liverpool are the best thing for him.