Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Nabil Fekir's move to Liverpool appears to be off... for now

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
Lucia Summers | 10 June, 2018, 11:46

Fekir suffered a knee injury two years ago and tests showed enough doubt for club medics to raise concerns over the player's fitness.

With France scheduled to play the United States tonight and then fly off to Russian Federation ahead of the World Cup, it now appears the 24-year-old will remain at Lyon, at least until after the tournament.

In fact, latest reports from RMC Sport claim that the French worldwide has already passed his medical in France, and Liverpool could announce his arrival later today.

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

"Olympique Lyonnais confirms that the tri-party negotiations with Liverpool and Nabil Fekir for the transfer of the Lyon captain have not succeeded and that Olympique Lyonnaise have made a decision to put an end to the negotiations at 20:00 [CET] on Saturday night". That's logical, we've done it for other players. The Olympique Lyonnais forward has been linked with a move to Merseyside for a long time now and looks all set to embark on a new journey as he makes the highly anticipated move this week.

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"It's always like that when you talk about a transfer: each tries to raise his price, to lower his price, when there's a hiccup someone wants it reduced".

With radio silence from Liverpool, and the club refusing to issue any kind of update on it, it was left for Lyon to break the silence.

Le Graet, speaking in Lyon a few hours before France played the United States in a World Cup warm up game in the city, said: "These are negotiations".

Earlier this morning, Lyon released a statement denying that Nabil Fekir was close to joining Liverpool.

Fekir is coming off a career-best season with Lyon, in which he scored 23 goals and created eight more, leading the Parc OL side to a third-place finish in Ligue 1 behind Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco.

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