Tuesday July 28 2015
Report: Shaqiri rejects Schalke

Inter’s pursuit of Ivan Perisic may be held up, as Xherdan Shaqiri has reportedly rejected Schalke 04.

It was reported earlier today that the Nerazzurri had finally agreed terms with Wolfsburg for Perisic, but the arrival of the Croatian international was dependent on Shaqiri leaving.

Now Sportmediaset is reporting that the Swiss international has rejected the Bundesliga side, who had offered €14m to the Beneamata.

The news outlet believes Schalke also offered to match the player’s Inter wages, but Shaqiri is asking for more, and has rejected a move.

Mediaset believes the former Bayern Munich man would prefer to stay in Milan and attempt to prove himself, before accepting a move in January if he isn’t afforded playing time.

The decision could have ramifications for Juventus too, with Julian Draxler unlikely to be allowed to leave Schalke without a replacement.

The Bianconeri have agreed a deal with the German international, but had an transfer offer rejected yesterday.

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