With the Yevhen Konoplyanka saga ending with his signing at Sevilla, what must surely go down as one of the most painful and frustrating pursuits in recent history has finally come to an end.
While the club are desperately disappointed at not getting that particular deal over the line, their focus is now very much on trying to do exactly that with the latest high-profile player to be linked with the club, Xherdan Shaqiri.
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Having been subject to the club's overtures in January, Shaqiri is no stranger...