The race to sign Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaqiri has taken a twist as his agents meet with both Juventus and Inter Milan.

Trusted Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla has reported that the player’s agent found a ‘positive conclusion’ during a meeting held with representatives from Inter Milan earlier.  They are expected to meet with Juventus later today to receive a definitive offer which they can compare with Inter’s bid.

Further reports in today’s Tuttosport suggest that Juventus are prepared to take the player on loan until the summer with a purchase clause that would be conditional to the club meeting their season’s targets: The Scudetto and the Quarter-finals of the Champions League.

The whole deal would be would be worth in the region of €15m with the Bianconeri offering Bayern €12m to purchase outright following a 6 month loan for €3m.

Inter would offer the German champions a similar deal including a loan and a compulsory purchase with payment deferred over the next 4 years (€15m in total).

Liverpool may yet enter the bidding for the Swiss international given their previous interest in the player.

Juventus are also reported to be looking at Wesley Sneijder as a realistic option for the midfield should their bid for Shaqiri fail.