Xherdan Shaqiri latest: Roma to rival Liverpool for Swiss star’s signature

first_img Xherdan Shaqiri Roma are ready to rival Liverpool for the signature of Xherdan Shaqiri after joining the race to sign the Switzerland international.Liverpool are already planning for life without Luis Suarez, who is expected to join Barcelona in a £75m deal, and manager Brendan Rodgers wants Bayern Munich ace Shaqiri to bolster his attack ahead of his side’s return to Champions League football next term.The Reds have not yet reached an agreement with Bayern, who are seeking a £16m fee, and Roma could look to take advantage by trying to tempt the playmaker to move to the Italian capital instead.Sources in Italy claim the Serie A giants have already made initial contact with the player’s camp to gauge his interest in a transfer to the Stadio Olimpico.Shaqiri, who has been nicknamed ‘the Alpine Messi’, has scored 10 Bundesliga goals during his time at Bayern and recently bagged a hat-trick in Switzerland’s 3-0 win over Honduras at the World Cup. 1last_img read more