HSV coach Michael Oenning has revealed his side made an enquiry about the Swiss teen star, who is set to play in the European Under-21 Championship final against Spain on Saturday
HSV coach Michael Oenning revealed that the Germans have contacted the Swiss outfit over the availability of the 19-year-old.
"It is correct that we have shown our interest to Basel and director of sport Frank Arnesen has contacted the club," said Oenning in an interview with Blick.
It has been reported that Basel want €8 million [£7.1m] for the talented youngster, a sum Hamburg are unwilling to pay.
Shaqiri has been linked with Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, Liverpool, Manchester United, Fiorentina, and most recently Roma.
His price is likely to increase after his stellar performances for Switzerland at the European Under-21 Championship in Denmark.