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Atletico Madrid to present offer for Bayern’s Xherdan Shaqiri

by Tom Conn | Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Atletico Madrid will reportedly fly to Munich and formally present an offer for Swiss international, Xherdan Shaqiri as the defending La Liga champions look to bolster their attack before the close of the summer transfer window on Tuesday.


According to Spanish sports daily AS, citing Italian sources, Atletico have targetted the 22-year-old due to his versatility and eagerness to play a larger role for a Champions League team, while the club maintains a good relationship with the Bavarians following the seamless transfer of Mario Mandzukic to the Vicente Calderon earlier this summer.

However, reports suggest that Shaqiri would prefer a move to Juventus, while Atletico will launch a campaign to convince the 2014 World Cup star otherwise.

Yet, Atletico Madrid are also believed to have their hats in the ring for PSG’s Ezequiel Lavezzi and Torino’s Alessio Cerci, one of which will likely join Diego Simeone’s championship side within the next week.

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