Monday, 20 August, 2018

Liverpool want Nabil Fekir deal done before World Cup

Nabil Fekir Liverpool Lyon transfer news GETTYNabil Fekir to Liverpool Jurgen Klopp is chasing a big Lyon transfer deal
Domingo Copeland | 08 June, 2018, 10:43

And Liverpool are keen to close the deal before Fekir jets off to Russian Federation following France's final warm-up friendly against the United States on Saturday.

The Lyon star has been heavily linked with the Reds since the end of last season, and it looked likely that any deal wouldn't be complete until after the World Cup.

Liverpool FC have been given the green light to sign Nabil Fekir from Lyon at the right price, according to a report in England.

The France global had not been expected to finalise a switch to Merseyside before the end of this summer's World Cup.

Earlier in the day, Aulas had said in quotes published on Lyon's website that no deal for Fekir will be completed before or during the World Cup, in which the versatile attacking midfielder will be appearing.

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Despite this, Goal understands Liverpool believe a deal can be thrashed out before Fekir flies to Russian Federation with his national team this weekend.

According to French newspaper L'Equipe, the Reds have agreed a deal worth £57 million (€65 million) for the 24-year-old and he will have a medical on Friday.

"The deal is at a standstill, there is no way forward", Aulas had claimed.

Fekir, who can play in both midfield or attack, is set to fill the creative void left by the January departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona.

Liverpool have already signed Fabinho from Monaco this summer, while Naby Keita will also move to Anfield from RB Leipzig.

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