Lyon end talks with Liverpool over Fekir transfer

Nabil Fekir

Lyon indicated on Saturday that captain Nabil Fekir will be staying at the club after breaking off transfer negotiations with Liverpool.

When the deal was not made official on Friday, doubts were cast over the player's fitness as he had suffered a serious injury to his right knee previously.

It seemed a foregone conclusion that the Olympique Lyonnais attacker would finalise his switch to Anfield ahead of this summer's World Cup, with it believed the 24-year-old had completed his medical on Friday morning ahead of his £53m move.

Liverpool have agreed on a deal with Olympique Lyonnais regarding star forward Nabil Fekir, who could reportedly cost them €65 million. He's in good spirits.

He also went on to reveal that Nabil Fekir had passed a medical at "Fernand Sastre National Technical Centre", which is commonly referred to as Clairefontaine. "There is something logical, it has already been done for others".

The latest development in the on-off transfer saga came after FFF chief Noel Le Graet had earlier said: "Nabil Fekir is in the process of being transferred".

"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". "It would be better for him [to complete the transfer], but he's not perturbed", Le Graët added.

Liverpool's hopes of signing Fekir are not over, but for now they are certainly on ice.

His 18 goals were tied for fifth-most in Ligue 1 last season, and his 8 assists were tied for 6th-most, according to WhoScored. But it will have to wait as he has now travelled with the France squad to Russian Federation for the World Cup. The Brazilian has previously urged Fekir to join him in England.

The France global looked all set to complete his eagerly-anticipated switch to Merseyside over the weekend before the Ligue 1 outfit pulled the plug on Saturday evening.

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