Liverpool transfer news: Bayern Munich reject Xherdan Shaqiri bids

Karl-Heinz Rummenige has confirmed that the Bayern starlet is the subject of Premier League interest - but insists he will remain part of Pep Guardiola's squad for the new Budesliga season

Teddy Cutler
Thursday 07 August 2014 17:36
Xherdan Shaqiri is the subject of several failed bids from English clubs
Xherdan Shaqiri is the subject of several failed bids from English clubs

Liverpool have suffered a setback in their pursuit of Xherdan Shaqiri, after it was revealed that Bayern Munich have turned down several enquiries for the winger.

Shaqiri has been a bit-part player during his time in Bavaria and is believed to want a move.

But Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenige is set against the Swiss prospect moving on.

"We've had several enquiries from teams in England and Italy. I've never had a conversation because we are convinced he will have a good career with us. He must stay healthy, [but] the coach is convinced by him," he told Bayern's official website.

"We have a good team. Pep wants 18 top players and five or six talents. He is very happy with his squad, he does not want unhappy players sitting in the stands," added Rummenige, appearing to confirm that Shaqiri will have a role to play at Bayern this season.

That news will disappoint Brendan Rodgers, who is still looking to add to his attacking options prior to the start of the new Premier League season.

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