Lyon end talks with Liverpool over Fekir transfer

Liverpool transfer news Gianluigi Donnarumma has been linked with a move to Anfield

Liverpool transfer news Gianluigi Donnarumma has been linked with a move to Anfield

A source told ESPN FC on Thursday that Liverpool were confident about securing a €60 million deal for the France global, despite earlier comments from Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas that no transfer would be concluded before the World Cup.

But on Friday, Lyon released a statement "categorically" denying the reports. It is unclear if Liverpool's caution related to that past injury problem.

There's suggestions Nabil Fekir's move from Lyon to Liverpool was called off from the English end of the deal.

On Friday afternoon the move appeared a certainty with a £53million fee agreed with Lyon. He joins the list alongside the likes of Naby Keita and Fabinho with the Reds still being expected to continue their spending spree this summer.

A screenshot has been circulating on Twitter that shows Nabil Fekir in a Liverpool kit which appears to be the type of video the club uses to announce signings.


Fekir scored 21 goals and added nine assists in 39 appearances for Lyon last season.

In contradiction to the Ligue 1 club's statement, Dave Maddock wrote: "Nabil Fekir will sign a five year contract worth around £140,000 a week, as Liverpool aim to tie up his move today".

Liverpool's medical staff flew out to Paris on Thursday, and Le Graet said they have examined the 24-year-old: "He had his medical visit at Clairefontaine".

We advise you not to look at the replies to the tweet because the word "anger" doesn't do them justice. His ability to play a variety of positions already makes him a unique component in the final third and if he can stay healthy, he will no doubt improve the already lethal-looking Liverpool side.

Overall, Nabil Fekir is undoubtedly a world-class talent who can strengthen Liverpool's attacking department.

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