Bundesliga side Hamburg have won the race to sign Xherdan Shaqiri from FC Basle, according to Metro.
However Hamburg, who are currently bottom of the Bundesliga, have stolen a march in the race to sign the 20-year-old.
Hamburg manager Thorsten Fink has identified Shaqiri as the man to turn around his team's fortunes.
The German side are expected to make their move with a bid of £7m during the January transfer window.
Shaqiri has scored four goals in 14 appearances for Switzerland and has scored 11 in 72 outings for Basle.