Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri a target for Lyon as they look to boost a squad which lost Memphis Depay to Barcelona this summer, but valuation of Switzerland midfielder lower than Premier League club's
Thursday 12 August 2021 08:16, UK
Ligue 1 side Lyon are in talks over a deal to sign Liverpool and Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri.
Lyon are offering just over £5m for the 29-year-old, who has been with Liverpool for three years, but has only made 45 Premier League appearances.
Liverpool are understood to want €15m (£12.7m) for Shaqiri.
Shaqiri has one year remaining on his current deal at Anfield but Liverpool do have the option of extending it by a further season.
He was one of Switzerland's standout players during Euro 2020, when they reached the quarter-finals before losing out to Spain in a tense penalty shootout.
Shaqiri joined Liverpool from Stoke City in July 2018 when they activated a £13.5m release clause in his contract.
Lyon are looking to boost a squad which has already suffered a number of key departures this summer, including the significant loss of Memphis Depay on a free transfer to Barcelona.
Defender Joachim Andersen also became a permanent departure from their ranks, joining Crystal Palace after spending last season on loan in the Premier League with Fulham.
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