Liverpool set to benefit from Stoke’s stunning transfer move

Stoke’s imminent move for Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri is set have a positive knock-on effect for Liverpool, with reports from Corriere dello Sport claiming that Inter Milan are keen to replace him with Fabio Borini.

The former Bayern Munich ace looks set to join the Potters after agreeing terms, and was even spotted in the stands at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday.

And when his move goes through Inter are keen to replace him with Borini.

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The one-cap Italy international appears to have no future at Anfield after being left on Merseyside for the club’s pre-season activities following a disastrous 2014/15 campaign in which he made only a handful of appearances after rejecting a move away from the club to Sunderland the previous summer.

Despite his recent woes, Inter see the versatile forward as a wise addition, and it’s likely that the player himself ill jump at the chance to return to Serie A with his agent, Marco De Marchi, having described his client as “like a lion in a cage” at Liverpool.