Inter Milan winger Xherdan Shaqiri is currently undergoing a medical at Premier League side Stoke City, according to Sky Sports News.
The Swiss international had been linked with the Potters earlier on in the summer, with a fee between the two clubs agreed, believed to be around £14million.
However, the winger himself snubbed the opportunity to join Stoke and decided to stay put in Italy.
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Despite snubbing the move to the Britannia Stadium and despite Stoke signing Ibrahim Afellay as well, Mark Hughes has remained interested in the 23-year-old and is now set to sign his man.
Shaqiri In Stoke
Shaqiri was spotted at the Britannia yesterday afternoon watching Stoke play Liverpool in their Premier League opener, and after the game, Hughes admitted that he was hopeful the club could sign the Swiss star despite their knock back earlier in the summer.
Now according to Sky Sports News, a medical is underway in Stoke and Shaqiri could be set to join the club before the weekend.
The former-Bayern Munich star has only been at the San Siro for a few months, as he arrived in January, but he has now decided to leave the club and move to the Premier League.
After spending three years in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich, Shaqiri decided to leave in order to gain regular first-team football, and in January this year he completed a temporary loan switch to Inter.
However, that was then made permanent after he signed a four-and-a-half-year contract at the San Siro.
Seven months later mind, he is now set to leave the club and join Stoke as long as he passes the medical and the two clubs can agree on a fee once again.
During his brief time in Italy, Shaqiri has made 15 appearances for Inter, scoring just the one goal.
The news will come as a big blow to Everton, who were thought to be front-runners to sign the winger after having a transfer fee accepted, but the Switzerland international has seemingly chosen Hughes' men over Roberto Martinez.
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