Shaqiri rumours hot up

Arsenal have emerged as contenders for the signature of Xherdan Shaqiri, whose future at Stoke has been called into question.

Stoke: Shaqiri rumours hot upStoke: Shaqiri rumours hot up

The player’s brother and agent, Erdin Shaqiri, has been quoted as saying the player could consider his future at Stoke in the January window and AS Roma are interested.

He did go on to claim that the Swiss international is fully focussed on life at Stoke for now, but the door appears to be open regards a move away if the Potters do not start climbing the table soon.

There will be no shortage of interest in Shaqiri should he become available, and it has now been suggested that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will be keeping tabs on him.

Shaqiri could be seen as the perfect replacement for Gunners star Santi Cazorla, who continues to be linked with a return to Spain, and the Potters may face a battle to keep hold.

For now the midfielder is concentrating on staying fit and showing what he can do in the Stoke side after struggling through injury so far this season.

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