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Stoke City agree £12million deal with Inter to sign Xherdan Shaqiri

Stoke have had a £12million offer accepted for Inter Milan winger Xherdan Shaqiri, according to Sky Italia sources.

Stoke first tried to sign Shaqiri from Bayern Munich in January and have now made a second move for the 23-year-old as their chances of landing Yevhen Konoplyanka fade.

Shaqiri must now decide whether he desires a move to the Britannia Stadium, just months after turning down Mark Hughes' side to sign a four-and-a-half-year contract at Inter Milan in a deal understood to be worth £16million.

He made just eight league starts during the second half of the season, scoring just once in Serie A, and the Italian club are now prepared to move the Swiss star on once again.

Shaqiri began his career with Basel before joining Bayern in 2012, and he won two Bundesliga titles and the 2013 Champions League with the German club.

He scored 11 Budesliga goals in 26 starts for Bayern but after a good World Cup in Brazil in 2014, Shaqiri struggled to establish himself Bayern's first-team.

He has 46 caps and 17 goals to his name for Switzerland.

Shaqiri's agent Arber Sakiri revealed in January his client was seriously considering joining the Potters before opting for Serie A instead.

"Xherdan has been hugely impressed by Stoke City," Sakiri told The Sun.

"Xherdan is aware Stoke do not play the type of football they did a few years ago.

"He's aware Bojan is enjoying his football and has settled in well there and has been talking highly of the club."


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  • Stoke City agree £12million deal with Inter to sign Xherdan Shaqiri


  • Stoke have had a £12million offer accepted for Inter Milan winger Xherdan Shaqiri, according to Sky Italia sources.

  • Konoplyanka offered to Atletico - Report


  • Stoke target Yevhen Konoplyanka is in Madrid and has been offered to Atletico Madrid, according to reports in Spain.

  • United should target Begovic - Redknapp


  • Harry Redknapp has warned Asmir Begovic against joining Chelsea and believes Manchester United should move for the Stoke goalkeeper.

  • Downing interest continues to increase


  • Stoke are the latest club to be linked with West Ham's Stewart Downing amid conflicting reports he is set for Sunderland and Middlesbrough.

  • Chelsea closing on Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic


  • Chelsea are favourites to secure the services of Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, according to reports on Sunday.

  • Aston Villa's bid for Asmir Begovic turned down by Stoke


  • Stoke City have turned down a bid from Aston Villa for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, according to Sky sources.

  • Sevilla set to move on from Konoplyanka


  • Sevilla are ready to drop out of the race to sign Stoke target Yevhen Konoplyanka, the club's sporting director Monchi has revealed.

  • Gossip: Kos eyed as Ramos replacement


  • Real Madrid reportedly want Laurent Koscielny after receiving Manchester United's Sergio Ramos bid, while Asmir Begovic may join Aston Villa.

  • Leicester bid £7m for Stoke midfielder Steven N'Zonzi


  • Steven N'Zonzi will 'reject out of hand' a move to Leicester, after the Foxes submitted a £7million bid for Stoke City midfielder.

  • Inter looking to offload Shaqiri - Report


  • Inter Milan are reportedly looking to sell Xherdan Shaqiri and Davide Santon after less than six months, alerting Stoke and Crystal Palace.

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