Friday January 17 2020
Roma ask Liverpool for Shaqiri

Roma have asked Liverpool for Xherdan Shaqiri on loan with option to buy, according to Sky Sport Italia.

The Swiss international had been a candidate before the deal with Inter for Matteo Politano, but the exchange with Leonardo Spinazzola has now collapsed acrimoniously.

The Giallorossi still need a replacement for injured Nicolò Zaniolo and their next target seems to be Shaqiri.

According to Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, Roma have requested Shaqiri on loan with option to buy at the end of the season.

It remains to be seen if Liverpool are prepared to accept those terms.

This would be a return to Serie A for the 28-year-old, who had a very brief spell at Inter from January to August 2015.

The first choice had been Suso, but Milan wanted to send him in exchange for Cengiz Under.

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