Report: Sevilla reportedly enter ever-growing Xherdan Shaqiri chase
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Report: Sevilla reportedly enter ever-growing Xherdan Shaqiri chase

Sevilla have entered the chase for Xherdan Shaqiri, according to reports. They’re the latest in a long line of suitors.

Swiss outlet Blick makes the claim. They believe that Sevilla is planning a ‘mega offer’ on a long-term deal – so no loan-to-buy here.

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They also say that Liverpool will accept ‘just under £30m’ for Shaqiri. That goes in line with other reports, such as the Liverpool Echo, claiming that the asking price is £28m.

Blick also believes that AS Roma want Shaqiri – not the first time we’ve heard that – but also CSKA Moscow. The latter have ‘concrete’ interest, apparently.

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The number of potential suitors for the Swiss just keeps growing. Sevilla, CSKA Moscow (both per Blick), AS Roma (per Calcio Mercato) and Galatasaray (per Fotomac) all want Shaqiri, apparently.

That’s a very decent collection of good clubs from all over Europe. Which is wonderful news for Liverpool, of course, if they do have a £28m asking price.

Competition makes that figure a lot more attainable, especially when each club seems like a good fit for Shaqiri. You can’t imagine he’d turn any of them down out of hand, for one thing.

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We do think that £28m price is high, though. Liverpool only paid £13m, after all, and Shaqiri hasn’t done too much to drive that price up – let alone double it.

But again, four interested clubs and counting means Liverpool can be fairly comfortable in their belief that they’ll get the money.

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