Sunday, 24 June, 2018

Liverpool closing in on Nabil Fekir deal with Lyon

Liverpool transfer news Nabil Fekir has been tipped to head to Anfield GETTYLiverpool transfer news Nabil Fekir has been tipped to head to Anfield
Sergio Cook | 08 June, 2018, 15:41

All of those reports said that a signing had been agreed, and that Fekir would likely complete a medical today before officially being announced as a Liverpool player prior to flying to Russian Federation for the World Cup.

Fekir has been strongly linked with a move to Anfield in recent weeks after Jurgen Klopp identified the French global as a prime summer transfer target.

After Lyon's official Twitter account pushed out messages insisting reports of Fekir's imminent move to Liverpool was "false information", those being told the fine details of the deal have been agreed were left a little confused. Olympique Lyonnais categorically denies the false information disseminated by many media about the transfer of Nabil Fekir to Liverpool.

The 24-year-old is said to be keen on a move to Anfield, but the French club are hoping positive displays in Russian Federation could see demand and his asking price increase before he is sold.

Fekir has emerged as a priority target for Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, who is looking to build on Liverpool's impressive run to the Champions League final.

Just when it seemed Liverpool were on the brink of making another summer signing, Lyon have dropped a bombshell about Nabil Fekir's proposed move.

Lyon had posted a statement denying that a deal had been agreed but this is believed to be due to the fact that Lyon are publicly listed and must comply with strict regulations that could affect share prices.

Olympique Lyonnais categorically denies the false information disseminated by the media about the transfer of Nabil Fekir to Liverpool.

Hunter specified the deal will be worth an initial €55 million (£48.3 million) plus an additional €5 million (£4.3 million) in add-ons, recalling that Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas had said on Thursday talks were "at a standstill".

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