Xherdan Shaqiri Switzerland
Bayern Muncih agree deal to sell Xherdan Shaqiri to Inter MilanReuters

Liverpool have received a major setback as Xherdan Shaqiri is set to sign for Inter Milan from Bayern Munich.

A deal is already said to have been struck between the Serie A and the Bundesliga club for the Swiss star.

The Reds were trying to sign the Swiss international, but they could not do so even with a bid during the summer, as the club was not interested in letting the player leave.

Just yesterday it  was reported that Stoke City were the third team interested in signing the Alpine Messi, but Liverpool and Inter were in the pole position.

The Swiss star attracted even more interest from other clubs after his impressive performance in the 2014 world cup in Brazil, which also included a hat-trick against Hondarus.

Serie A giants have agreed to sign the Swiss international for loan till the remainder of the season for 2 million Euros and would pay 12 million Euros at the end of the season, making it a permanent deal, reported Goal.com.

It is no surprise that the player nicknamed, 'Alpine Messi' decided to quit Bayern Munich, for the player did not get enough chance to play for the Bundesliga giants.

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola could not give him more game time when he was spoilt with riches of attacking players in the team, including Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Mario Gotze and Thomas Muller.

The player joined Bayern Munich from FC Basel in 2012.

Even his Swiss team former national coach Ottmar Hitzfeld had stated recently that it is time for the Bayern star to quit Bayern Munich.

Shaqiri, despite not been given much chance to prove himself, has an impressive stat to show for his skills. He has appeared for the Bundesliga side 81 times, scoring 17 goals and assisting 19 times.

Now, with his role at Bayern Munich coming to an end, he needs to think about his future, which lies with the Serie A giants, Inter Milan.

At Inter Milan, Shaqiri can be assured of more game time. He is not only creative but also a very strong player, who can outmuscle defenders as well.

His play is best suited in either side of the wings, as he can not only fizz in crosses, but also make those darting runs inside.

Inter Milan have been disappointing so far in the Serie A, where they lie on the 11th position with 22 points only. Their manager Roberto Mancini would want his new signing to help the team climb up the standings table and grab a champions league spot.