There appears to be a little bit of contradiction in the Italian media regarding Xherdan Shaqiri and a move to Lazio.
The Liverpool player barely featured under Jürgen Klopp at Anfield last season, and with still three years left on his contract, an exit seems probable.
That continues to be the case on Thursday, as the newspaper point out the player is ‘on the exit path’ at Liverpool, and would ‘cost €10-12m’.
Over at Gazzetta dello Sport, however, the feeling is very different.
Another avenue the Serie A club are exploring is Celta Vigo’s Rafinha, and it’s pointed out this is the likelier deal to get done because the ‘investment for Shaqiri would be more substantial’, but also due to the fact that ‘Liverpool have not planned to sell the player’.
We don’t know if that’s a ‘yet’, in the sense the Reds are evaluating their options before making decisions about their outgoings, but with little faith placed in Shaqiri last season and a lengthy contract for how often he’s used, it would make sense to get rid rather than have him sitting around for another three years.