Xherdan Shaqiri transfer listed with €20m asking price

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Bayern Munich have put Xherdan Shaqiri on the transfer list, because the Swiss star simply can't persuade Pep Guardiola that he deserves a consistent starting spot with the Bundesliga giants.

Shaqiri is very unfortunate to be at a club which has Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery as wing wizards capable of producing week-in, week-out, which means Bayern are prepared to let him move on and invest elsewhere during the winter break.

That means the 23-year-old can join Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool or any other club serious about landing a hugely exciting talent that shone at the World Cup, if they're willing to meet his €20 million asking price.

Shaqiri's career in need of revival

One glance at Shaqiri's workload this season shows that he's failed to ride the momentum of his summer exploits into Bayern's domestic campaign, starting just three games in the Bundesliga and completing 90 minutes only once.

With his contract expiring in the summer of 2016 the time is fast approaching for Shaqiri to find a new club, a stance that Bayern clearly agree with if their investment in the Basle star is compensated fairly.

Bayern's mind is made up

Bild believe that Bayern are currently attempting to shop Shaqiri around the continent after making a final decision on a number of fringe stars, which includes a new deal for promising youngster Pierre-Emile Hoejbjerg.

That means any top Premier League club chasing a game-changing addition can make it happen the moment the transfer window opens, but it's very much open to debate where Shaqiri's talent would be best harnessed.

Most likely destination?

Liverpool look the most desperate of the teams linked with Shaqiri for quality reinforcements, but have already spent a huge amount on attack-minded talent that largely hasn't delivered.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers tried to sign Shaqiri last summer and looks best placed to go again in January, while Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has also tracked the former Basel standout for some time.

Man United manager Louis van Gaal is acutely aware of Shaqiri's potential and could attempt to inject some much-needed width and pace into United's play, although looking beyond the Premier League it could be Juventus who offer the Swiss star a career lifeline.

Juve are searching for the calibre of player that can help make them genuine contenders in the Champions League's latter stages, which is the major threat to the Premier League landing another potential superstar in 2015.

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