Nabil Fekir: Liverpool target staying at Lyon, say Ligue 1 club

Nabil Fekir is soon to be a Red

Nabil Fekir is soon to be a Red

Lyon have announced that they have ended negotiations with Liverpool over the sale of Nabil Fekir and the attacker will now remain at the French club.

The two clubs had been discussing a deal for the playmaker worth 60m euros (£52.75m) - 55m (£48.35m) plus a maximum of 5m (£4.4m) add-ons.

However, it would appear Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is likely to sell Fekir after the World Cup.

In a statement released on the French club's official website, Lyon claimed that a breakdown in negotiations have resulted in French worldwide remaining where he is for the time being.

Fekir's dribbling ability and clinical edge has won him admirers across Europe, with Jurgen Klopp keen to add to his already impressive set of attacking options.




"The midfielder was due to complete a medical at France's Clairefontaine training complex this morning, before his national team depart for Lyon to prepare for their final World Cup preparation game, against the United States of America". He came on in the second half of that game, which was at Lyon's home ground, to a great reception from the home fans. The Brazilian superstar moved to Barcelona for a fee of €120m, which, in turn, allowed Liverpool to splash the cash on Fekir this summer.

The French worldwide, who is now with France national team ahead of the World Cup in Russian Federation, has been heavily linked with the Merseyside club, with reports suggesting a deal had been struck earlier this week.

Lyon posted messages on social networking site Twitter making it clear that no deal has been agreed with with the Reds over the 24-year-old, who can also operate as a forward.

Fekir's agent confirmed earlier this week that although Liverpool were interested in signing his client, the deal was far from being completed.

Liverpool did not attempt, suggest or offer to renegotiate any terms for Fekir.

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