Xherdan Shaqiri is ready to turn his back on reported moves to both Liverpool and Roma in favour of remaining in the Bundesliga with Bavarian Champions Bayern Munich, according to the Daily Star.
Shaqiri has made no secret of wanting to leave the Bundesliga Champions after falling down the pecking order, with the Swiss star attracting plenty of attention from both Liverpool and Roma, following a superb World Cup.
Staying in Germany
However recent comments made by Bayern Munich's sporting director Matthias Sammer, have suggested that the winger is not leaving the Allianz Arena as he remains a very important part of their plans going forward.
“Xherdan is an important player for the future.
“We are not going to sell," Sammer said.
Reports a few weeks back suggested that Shaqiri's brother, who acts as his agent, was in Liverpool to discuss an official approach by the club, however following the acquisition of Adam Lallana, it appears Brendan Rodgers has cooled his interest in the 22-year old.
Sky Italia then reported that Roma were prepared to offer Bayern Munich £15 million for the talented winger, who joined the Bavarian giants for around £9 million in 2012 from FC Basel.
The news will come as a blow to both clubs, in particular Roma who were expecting the land the player.
The 22-year old would have added plenty of valuable winning experience to Roma after lifting two Bundesliga titles and a UEFA Champions League with Bayern.
The Serie A runners-up have already secured the services of Ashley Cole on a two-year deal, and are reportedly close to bringing former Chelsea team-mate Samuel Eto'o to the Stadio Olimpico.
The next Ajren Robben?
Roma have enjoyed a revival in recent times under Rudi Garcia, finishing second behind Juventus last season and with the return of Champions League football to the Stadio Olimpico, Garcia has been looking to strengthen his squad with European experience which all three players brings in abundance.
Shaqiri would have been an excellent addition to the squad especially considering the pace that he would have brought the club down the left in front of Ashley Cole.
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