BASEL, Switzerland (AP) -- FC Basel says star forward Xherdan Shaqiri will join its Champions League round-of-16 opponent Bayern Munich at the end of the current season.
Basel did not disclose the fee Bayern will pay for the 20-year-old Switzerland international, whose contract with the Swiss champion ran through 2014.
Shaqiri had been expected to move in the January transfer window, but Basel's surprise progression to the Champions League knockout stages meant the club hung on to its prize asset.
Basel will host Bayern in the first leg on Feb. 22.
Basel says it has a policy of "not preventing a player from transferring to a higher ranked league" when the right offer is made.
Kosovo-born Shaqiri has played 17 times for his adopted country, scoring four goals.