Xherdan Shaqiri latest: Bayern Munich have 'no thoughts' about selling Liverpool target

Sporting director Matthias Sammer says Swiss winger will stay in Germany

Bayern Munich have said they are not interested in selling Liverpool target Xherdan Shaqiri.

With Luis Suarez no longer a member of the Brendan Rodgers' squad, the Reds are looking light up front despite the arrivals of Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana, although a deal for Benfica winger Lazar Markovic is reported to be close.

Shaqiri was hugely impressive at the World Cup for Switzerland, scoring a hat-trick against Honduras, as Ottmar Hitzfeld's team reached the last-16 of the tournament.

However, despite interest from Liverpool and Roma, Bayern's sporting director Matthias Sammer has said he is not for sale.

"Xherdan is an important player for the future," the Bayern chief told German newspaper Kicker.

"There are no thoughts at all about selling him."

The 22-year-old is reported to be unhappy at Bayern as he was only used sparingly by Pep Guardiola's Double winners.

Last season Shaqiri barely got a look in for the German champions, starting just 14 games, completing 90 minutes in only four of those, making a further 13 appearances from the bench.

Despite his limited playing time, Shaqiri scored seven goals and added four assists in all competitions.

Liverpool are are also chasing deals for Southampton centre-back Dejan Lovren and Belgian striker Divock Origi.

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