Liverpool are set to resurrect their deal for Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir which broke down last month when it seemed to be on the verge of completion.
A £53 million fee for the French international had been agreed with Fekir’s club Lyon, and all seemed to be in place for him to become Jurgen Klopp’s latest signing, when the deal suddenly fell apart.
The reason for this have not been made clear, although there have been suspicions that Liverpool may have tried to renegotiate the fee after his medical, with the staff at Anfield unhappy about the state of one of his knee’s following surgery in 2015.
That infuriated Lyon’s president Jean-Michael Aulas, who is a notoriously tough negotiator when it comes to transfers, and he pulled the plug on the deal which had, according to The Daily Mirror, reached the stage of Fekir recording an unveiling interview with Liverpool’s in-house television station.
Fekir is currently away with the French World Cup squad in Russia, and came off the bench on Saturday as his side beat Argentina 4 – 3 to advance to the Quarter Finals.
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