Tuesday June 21 2011
Shaqiri 'has spoken to Roma'

Basel and Switzerland talent Xherdan Shaqiri has been linked to Europe's top clubs and his agent admits “we have spoken to Roma.”

The 19-year-old attacking midfielder is a Swiss international born in Kosovo who has been inspirational so far in the Under-21 European Championship.

“We have spoken to Roma director Walter Sabatini,” agent Ulisse Savini told

“At the moment we are just at the level of a chat, but there is definitely interest from Roma. Sabatini knows Shaqiri very well and recently enquired after him.

“I believe his price-tag is between €6m and €10m, depending on what Basel ask for. As we told Sabatini during our chat, Shaqiri is enthusiastic about a club like Roma.

“He wants to feel the giddy heights of a top side and Roma have all the characteristics he is looking for.”

Among others, he has been linked with Liverpool, Manchester United and Fiorentina.

Shaqiri is a regular in the senior Swiss side, but is currently lighting up the Under-21 European Championship.

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