Manchester United could be set to offer 30million to Bayern Munich for Xherdan Shaqiri, according to Fichajes. net.
The Swiss international winger was once regarded as one of the most promising young talents in Europe during his time at previous club FC Basel, but has struggled to make an impact since signing for Bayern last season. Shaqiri made just 13 starts for the Bundesliga giants as they won the treble last season, and has appeared only 15 times so far this term, with reports suggesting he is looking to leave the club to gain more regular first-team football. Clubs from England have shown an interest, with United and Liverpool both believed to be his main admirers, though it is now being reported that the Premier League champions are set to step up their interest in the player by making a 30m bid for him to their Champions League quarter-final opponents. It remains to be seen if Shaqiri features in the long-term plans of Bayern manager Pep Guardiola, and it may be tempting for the Bavarian giants to accept a big-money bid for a squad player, though he remains a player with great potential. Still only 22, Bayern may be cautious that Shaqiri could find his best form in the Premier League if given a chance, and previous rumours have suggested that they would prefer to loan the midfielder out for the time being. Watch Arsenal v Man City Saturday or Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur Sunday.