Liverpool are in discussions with Stoke about a deal for winger Xherdan Shaqiri.
The Switzerland international, currently on holiday after appearing at the World Cup, has a release clause in the region of £13.5million and the Potters are resigned to losing one of their prized assets after relegation from the Premier League.
Shaqiri is seen as a player who will strengthen Jurgen Klopp's squad by providing quality back-up to an established front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Fimino and Sadio Mane and Press Association Sport understands Liverpool have opened talks with Stoke with a view to taking him to Anfield.
Speaking about his future earlier this month Shaqiri expressed his desire to remain in the Premier League, saying: "Of course, I would like to play on the biggest stage in football. Everybody knows that."
It is believed Stoke are interested in taking one of Liverpool's youngsters, such as Harry Wilson or Sheyi Ojo, on loan and they hope doing a deal for Shaqiri may help get that over the line.
Ojo, who spent last year helping Fulham win promotion to the Premier League scoring four goals in 22 appearances despite being sidelined for a time by a dislocated shoulder, has impressed already in pre-season.
The 21-year-old scored in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Tranmere and is keen to make an impression on Klopp.