EPL Transfer News Summer 2014: Liverpool for Xherdan Shaqiri Again, Arturo Vidal Rejects Man United, Mario Balotelli to Arsenal?

Liverpool move for Xherdan Shaqiri, Arturo Vidal rejects Manchester United, and Arsenal try again for Mario Balotelli. 

Up on Merseyside, Liverpool have made a £14.2 million bid for Xherdan Shaqiri, according to Swiss newspaper Blick.

However, Shaqiri has denied that he is seeking a move on his Facebook page. 

“It is the time of year when much is written, but as we all know, there is very little truth behind it,” wrote the 22-year-old Swiss international.

“As you all know I am currently on holiday so I am not in talks with other clubs nor have I spoken with any journalists.

“I have a contract with FC Bayern until 2016.

“My advisers are in regular contact with the responsible people at FC Bayern so there is no reason for speculation,” he concluded. 

Meanwhile, Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal has told Gazzetta dello Sport that he is not interested in a move to Man United. 

“No, no,” Vidal said when asked if he is considering making a switch to Old Trafford this summer. 

“I’m still on holiday at the moment. Can I say I’m staying at Juve? I don’t know.

“On Monday I’ll talk to [Juve boss Massimiliano] Allegri then we’ll see,” he added.

“I’m happy here. I’m calm. I believe Juve fans can be too.”

Vidal might still move though, because he concluded that he “still [hasn’t] spoken to Allegri or my team-mates” without confirming that he would staty.

Up in north London, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been given the chance to sign Mario Balotelli, according to Italian newspaper Tuttosport.

AC Milan are supposedly okay with their star striker leaving in a £7.9 million plus Joel Campbell move.

Campbell had an outstanding World Cup 2014 for Costa Rica, but has yet to play for the Gunners despite having signed for them three seasons ago because he could not obtain a work permit to play in England. 

Wenger might yet sell Campbell to bring the mercurial and controversial Italian to his squad.