Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Liverpool unable to secure Fekir deal

Lyon's French midfielder Nabil Fekir vies with Villarreal's Spanish midfielder Javier Fuego during the Europa League Round of 32 second leg football match between Villarreal CF and Transfer News: Liverpool set to complete a stunning €65m deal for Nabil Fekir
| 10 June, 2018, 14:00

In a statement, Lyon said: "The three-way negotiations with Liverpool and Nabil were not successful and Olympique Lyonnais made a decision to end the negotiations at 20:00 (UTC)".

Despite a disappointing season, the Sunday Times report that Lemar could become the subject of interest for Liverpool again and Chelsea, and France boss Didier Deschamps wants the Les Bleus worldwide to make a decision before their first game at the World Cup against Australia.

On Saturday it was reported by the Telegraph that Liverpool had hesitated on completing the move due to a hitch in the player's medical, possibly due to a serious knee injury Fekir sustained three years ago.

On Saturday, the club confirmed that Fekir will remain in Lyon, for next season at least: "Amid interest from Liverpool and other clubs, Olympique Lyonnais is delighted to confirm that our captain will be with us for the 2018/19 season when we will be competing in the Champions League".

Nabil Fekir has passed his Liverpool medical and will become the Reds' latest signing, according to French FA president Noel Le Graet.


"It's under negotiation, I think it will be done".

Fekir made 40 appearances for Lyon last season, scoring 23 goals and registering eight assists.

ESPN's Liverpool correspondent Glenn Price discusses why Nabil Fekir would be the player to finally replace Philippe Coutinho.

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.

More is likely to be known on the matter after France's final World Cup warm-up game against the United States, which the attacking midfielder is set to play a part in.

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