Thursday June 23 2011
Shaqiri on Roma radar

Roma's search for bright young things of the European game has led them to Xherdan Shaqiri of Basel.

Sporting director Walter Sabatini is well known for unearthing potential stars of tomorrow and Shaqiri is a possible target.

The 19-year-old is a promising midfielder who has already been capped at full international level by Switzerland.

Sabatini is understood to be confident that the teenager would be a good fit in the plans of new boss Luis Enrique.

The former Barcelona B tactician will employ a 4-3-3 system at the Stadio Olimpico next season.

However, convincing Basel to sell may be an issue as they value the youngster at €10m, whereas Sabatini is only willing to offer half of that amount.

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