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Xherdan Shaqiri transfer rumors: Liverpool, Inter remain in chase after Juventus focus elsewhere

Just when it seemed that Juventus were the favorites for the Swiss international, they're interest looks to have cooled. Where is he heading?

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We recently reported on the rumored Xherdan Shaqiri transfer to Juventus and how Sky Germany said that it was close to a done deal. Now, less than a week later, reports out of Italy are conflicted in what the Bianconeri are planning.

How conflicting are they? Well, these new reports say that Juventus are no longer interested in Shaqiri.

Then, there's this from Gianluca DiMarzio's David Amoyal.

Wesley Sneijder is Juve's top target in the January transfer window. ... At this point, Juve is out of the race for the Swiss international.

All of this corroborates new stories from The Guardian and Sky Italia regarding Shaqiri's future destination. The English say that Liverpool are now the front runners, because they're the only ones that are willing to buy Shaqiri outright in January. The Italians say that Inter Milan are leading the chase with the loan deal with an option to buy.

Shaqiri's true destination remains an unknown, and it very well could still be Juventus. The rumors are going to come hot and heavy over the next few weeks. Be ready.

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