The Swiss international only joined the Serie A side in January but quickly fellow out of favour at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium, scoring just one goal in eight starts.
Time soon passed without reply and Mark Hughes' men soon moved on to other targets, a situation which has frustrated Mancini as he bids to cash in on the former Bayern Munich man.
As such, in a report by The Sun, the former Manchester City boss has allegedly told the 23-year-old to reconsider a switch to Stoke or face the prospect of a season on the sidelines.
Should Stoke City revive their interest?
Whilst Shaqiri’s initial refusal could be construed as a lack of respect, reports from Sky Sports Italia claimed Schalke 04 were also in the hunt to sign him and were arguably viewed as a better prospect.
The German giants will feature in the upcoming Europa League and are undoubtedly a bigger club than Stoke, yet with no potential deal in sight Shaqiri’s thought process may now have been altered.
With Stoke boss Hughes keen to bring in that special quality in order to establish the Potters as a top Premier League side, big deals such as Shaqiri are difficult to do but certainly worth the wait if carried out.