Premier League clubs plan Xherdan Shaqiri offers

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Bayern Munich attacker Xherdan Shaqiri has emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal and Tottenham this week, the two Premier League clubs joining Liverpool in the January race to sign the Switzerland international.

According to the Daily Star, Shaqiri is unhappy at the Allianz Arena and wants to move on for first-team football when the transfer window reopens in two months time.

Arsenal and Tottenham are both tracking his availability, but they face plenty of competition with reportedly several European clubs also interested in signing him.

Liverpool strong interest

Liverpool were one of the frontrunners over the summer, and Brendan Rodgers' side are once again linked with the Swiss star. The Anfield club have money to spend in the January window, and are looking for attackers with injuries and Mario Balotelli's poor form scuppering their Premier League results so far.

Like Liverpool, Tottenham have also disappointed this season although new manager Mauricio Pochettino is expected to look to bring in his own players in January.

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Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has no problem backing his managers with money, unfortunately that makes them prone to the sack if results don't immediately go Tottenham's way.

Shaqiri only joined Bayern Munich from Basel in the summer of 2012, but he's found first-team minutes difficult to come by in a crowded midfield. Pep Guardiola has often used Shaqiri from the substitutes bench, and the Swiss attacker wants a bigger role.

Premier League interest

Liverpool will reportedly launch a bid for him in the January window, but Spurs and Arsenal will make rival offers if Bayern are open to selling.

Liverpool face Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday night, hoping to salvage some pride after a humbling 3-0 home defeat to the reigning European champions last month.

Arsenal welcome Anderlecht to the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night as well.

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