Bayern Munich blocked Xherdan Shaqiri’s exit over the summer…
Xherdan Shaqiri is still keen to leave Bayern Munich, and will attempt to force an exit from the German club again in January, after seeing a move to Liverpool blocked this summer.
Reports in the Daily Express claim that the Reds have been chasing Shaqiri since last January and the 22-year-old confirmed they made a concrete offer for him before the World Cup, only for Bayern to reject the proposal.
Now, however, with his contract running down, Shaqiri is willing to listen to offers outside the Bundesliga but did not rule out staying at Munich.
“Liverpool made a bid for me before the World Cup but Bayern put their foot down and told me, ‘We’re not going to sell you’,” the player admitted. “My contract runs until 2016 and I could possibly extend it. I will consider my decision during the winter break.”
The 22-year-old has been open with his frustration at playing second fiddle to the likes of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery during his time at the Allianz Arena, with Munich’s array of world class stars restricting him to just 17 Bundesliga appearances last season.
The former Basel winger was in impressive form at this summer’s World Cup, netting a hat-trick in the group game with Honduras to prompt a £20m bid from the Anfield club, which was subsequently declined.
Shaqiri will be part of the Switzerland team that faces England in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Monday.
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