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Stoke City sign Xherdan Shaqiri, Maurice Edu

Maurice Edu
Maurice Edu

Stoke City have agreed a fee of £12m with Internazionale for Xherdan Shaqiri but have yet to discuss personal terms with the Swiss midfielder or establish if he would be interested in moving to the Britannia Stadium. The 23-year-old only joined the Serie A side in January, on a four-and-a-half-year contract, but could potentially be persuaded to swap Milan for Stoke, who showed an interest in him six months ago.

The Swiss international joined Inter from Bayern Munich, having spent three years at the Bundesliga club, saying that he was looking forward to some regular playing time after struggling to get into the Bayern midfield with players such as Franck Ribéry, Arjen Robben and Mario Götze blocking his way.

Meanwhile, Stoke City have announced that they will sign Rangers midfielder Maurice Edu subject to a medical, having agreed personal terms for the 26-year-old American international to move from Ibrox for an undisclosed fee.

The transfer is now subject to Edu passing a medical over the weekend and then being granted a work permit.

He would join former Rangers teammate Jamie Ness at the Britannia Stadium and become the second USA international to be signed by City recently following the arrival of Geoff Cameron from Houston Dynamo.

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