Reports making rounds claims Chelsea are very close to the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri with the Stoke City winger set for his medicals at the club this week.
The former Bayern Munich skipper and Switzerland international, Albania by birth, made his intention to leave Stoke following the bet365 outfits relegation from the Premier League at the end of last season.
Liverpool have a deal in place to sign Shaqiri this summer, having triggered his £13.5million release clause in his contract at the bet365 Stadium.
And now, as per reports from Liverpool Echo, the midfielder will undergo a medical ahead of him completing his transfer to Jurgen Klopp’s team this summer.
The £13.5m-rated, who was part of the Swiss squad at this summer’s World Cup, is being brought in to provide strong dept for Liverpool, will be a wise coup for the Merseysides.
Shaqiri has had offers across Europe this summer, but had his heart set to playing in the Premier League with Liverpool, with report even claiming Inter Milan would jump at chances of re-signing him this summer.
When his signing has been completed, Shaqiri will become the Klopp’s side third signing of the summer after the club’s move for Fabinho and Naby Keita, who has finally moved to Anfield after a deal was agreed between the Reds and RB Leipzig for his transfer this time last year.