Stoke are resigned to losing the Switzerland worldwide, who understandably wants to stay in the Premier League after last season's relegation into the Championship.
The relegation ensured that a new release clause was triggered in Shaqiri's contract, with the 26-year-old now allowed to depart the club for a modest fee of £13 million - a true bargain in today's market.
Trade war: US lists next $200 bn Chinese goods to face tariffs
The U.S.is now considering levying duties on a further $16 billion in Chinese goods, after a public hearing later this month. The U.S. imposed an initial round of 25% tariffs, applying to $34 billion in imports, as part of a $50 billion tariff plan.
LeBron James officially signs contract with LA Lakers
He said: "He loves to compete and is an awesome leader who is about winning and making sure that his teammates are successful". We won't know the answer to that for some time, but James himself seems to be getting the hang of this L.A. thing already.
UK woman dies after being exposed to nerve agent novichok
Russian state television reports on July 9 nonetheless continued to cast doubt on the British investigations into the poisonings. They are not showing any signs of having been exposed to the nerve agent, and are being screened as a precaution.
Liverpool have already bolstered their midfield options this summer with Naby Keita and Fabinho, for £52.75m from Red Bull Leipzig and £43.7m from Monaco respectively, and had lined up a £53m move for Nabil Fekir until a medical raised concerns.
Klopp's side reached the Champions League final last season but finished a distant 25 points behind record breaking champions Manchester City.
Liverpool may be able to sweeten any deal by offering a player on loan. Liverpool then fly to America for a three-game tour, where they will play Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Manchester United in the International Champions Cup. Fekir is now part of the French squad which have made it to the World Cup final.
Thailand Cave Rescue Latest: More Schoolboys Are Saved
Last night, Thai navy SEALs posted a celebratory note on their Facebook page, saying: "Have sweet dreams everyone". Monsoon flooding blocked their exit route and prevented rescuers from reaching them for almost 10 days.
Eden Hazard still open to Real Madrid move
I'm leaving, but this shirt, this crest, and the Santiago Bernabeu will continue to feels these things wherever I am. He won the illustrious UEFA Champions League trophy with Manchester United and with Real Madrid .
ECP postpones election in PK-78 after Peshawar blast
The head of Peshawar city police also informed media representatives that some 8 kilograms of explosives were used in the attack. Another senior police official Kaukab Farooqi confirmed that the blast killed Bilour and injured 36 others.
United Kingdom in turmoil, says Trump, won't back May
Trump has, meanwhile, delivered on US commitments to Europe. "Charge us big Tariffs (& Barriers)!" he wrote on Twitter . Trump while the president was en route to Brussels . "And dear Europe, spend more on your defense", he said .
How to watch the semi-finals
I pray and I would give anything in the world that this squad eventually "confines us to history". We want those who are 100-per-cent match fit.
African players in France's World Cup team
This summer's edition of Les Bleus is composed of players who know France as a country that can win. They started a bit slow but have been upping their game as the tournament is progressing.
Britain’s Prince Louis christened without Queen
Harry Aubrey-Fletcher: He went to Ludgrove School and Eton with William and his father is the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire. Royal fanatics have speculated that Kate Middleton paid a secret tribute to Princess Diana at the christening of Prince Louis .