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.
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.
Croatia beats Russian Federation in shootout to reach semis
Modic will have to show leadership in Sochi if Croatia is to make it to the semi-finals for the second time in their history. Host Russia are set to face Croatia later today in the quarter finals of the world cup at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi .
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.
Iran says Trump 'destabilising' oil market
Domestic stocks had been drawn down to 234 million barrels at the end of April, the lowest level since November 2011. OPEC and Russian Federation and other producers last month agreed to add 1 million barrels to the market.
China Trade War Heats Up As Tariffs Take Effect
The principles underlying the trade policies of New Delhi and President Trump unfortunately are similar - and they are both wrong. The president said USA tariffs on an additional $16 billion in Chinese goods are set to take effect in two weeks.
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 .
Truck driver charged in Canada hockey team crash with 16 dead
The tractor trailer he was driving crashed into a bus carrying members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team, aged 16 to 21. Saskatchewan RCMP has announced that an arrest has been made in connection to the Humboldt bus crash, that killed 16 people .
Iranian teen arrested for dancing on Instagram
According to various news reports , Maedeh Hojabri, 18, an Iranian teenager was detained by the Police and later released on bail. Iran's state television on Friday telecasted a video of Hojabri and other arrested persons confessing to breaking moral norms.