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Stoke City must ward off Champions League outfit after £15m bid for vital forward

Xherdan ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri

Stoke City fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are hoping their winger is not tempted away from the bet365 stadium as a Champions League side have a come calling.

According to talkSPORT, the Potters have received £15m from Besiktas for Xherdan Shaqiri.

The Turkish champions are reportedly eyeing the playmaker and are hoping to tempt him in with Champions League football, though it is unlikely that they will be able to match his current wages.

Gokhan Tore, the current star turn of the Istanbul outfit, seems likely to be depart the Turkish giants the summer after being heavily linked with a move to West Ham United.

As a result, the club are believed to view the former Bayern Munich playmaker as the ideal replacement.

However, the Potters will be reluctant to lose the exciting prospect after signing the 24-year-old in a £12m coup last summer.

Since moving to the Potteries, he has gone on to make 27 appearances and went on to score three goals.

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