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Liverpool, Everton and Leicester battle to land relegated Stoke star

A battle seems to be building for Stoke City star Xherdan Shaqiri after the Potters relegation to the Championship.

Having spent 10 years in the Premier League, a combination of Mark Hughes and laterly Paul Lambert were unable to save their top flight status.

Now, with the Stoke preparing for life back in the second tier of English football, it seems as though not all of their star players will be helping them with a potential promotion push next season

Jack Butland is widely expected to leave, with Liverpool, Chelsea and West Ham all having being linked in the England ‘keeper.

Another of Stoke’s big stars thought to be heading towards the exit door is Switzerland playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri. Following the clubs relegation, it is thought that he is available for just £12 million thanks to a clause in his contract.

That price is reportedly attracting a trio of Premier League clubs, with The Times reporting Liverpool are considering a move for the left-footed star, while the Telegraph report of Everton and Leicester’s interest.

Shaqiri has spent three years at Stoke, making 92 appearances and scoring 15 goals, and despite the clubs relegation, the 2017/18 season was his most prolific, scoring eight goals.

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