By Chris Wright
Word on the wire – specifically the Sky Italia wire – is that Stoke City have agreed a fee with Inter Milan for Xherdan Shaqiri.
It’s being reported that the Potters have shaken hands with Inter over a €17million deal for Shaqiri and are now currently waiting for the Swiss winger to flutter his eyelashes their way…
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 1, 2015
All hail the power of the Premier League TV money!
Honestly, even though Stoke are definitely on an upward curve under Mark Hughes, we’d still be astounded if they manage to pull this one off.
Convincing a man who’s lived in Basel, Munich and Milan to come and start a new life in sunny Staffordshire is one hell of an ask.
Still, they managed to sweet talk Bojan didn’t they? Watch this space.