Reported Liverpool target Xherdan Shaqiri is closing in on a move to Juventus, it has been claimed.
According to talkSPORT, the Italian giants have already met with FC Basle in order to discuss a deal for the 19-year-old winger, who could be set to move to Turin in the summer.
Liverpool have frequently been linked with a swoop for the teenager, who continues to impress with his skilful displays in the Swiss Super League - but it appears the Reds will now have their work cut out if they hope to bring him to Anfield.
The fleet-footed winger's profile rose dramatically after he scored a stunning goal against England as Switzerland fell to a 3-1 defeat in the Euro 2012 qualifier last September, and his name has been mentioned regarding Liverpool ever since.
Shaqiri is thought to be keen on a move to England - and to Liverpool in particularly - and Goal.com previously reported that the youngster 'yearns' for a move to Anfield.