Lyon Conclusively Rule Out Liverpool Move For Nabil Fekir

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Lyon have ended negotiations with Liverpool over the transfer of captain Nabil Fekir, the Ligue 1 club announced on Saturday.

In a statement on Saturday evening, Lyon said: 'Although Liverpool has been the priority of a possible transfer of Nabil... The veteran administrator has no concerns over the saga lingering on into France's World Cup campaign, where they have been drawn alongside Denmark, Peru and Australia in Group C.

With Nabil Fekir-to-Liverpool all but done, Julien Laurens describes what kind of player he is and where he'd be best suited in Jurgen Klopp's XI. "Olympique Lyonnais is delighted to be able to count on the presence of their captain in 2018-2019", Lyon said in a statement.

A product of Lyon's successful youth academy, the skillful forward has 58 goals in 161 games for Lyon.

Liverpool have already signed Brazilian midfielder Fabinho from Monaco for £39m signing, while Naby Keita is joining from RB Leipzig in a deal worth £52.75m.

It remains to be confirmed the exact reasoning behind the sudden collapse of Fekir's transfer, but should it be that Liverpool sought a cheaper price at the 11th hour given the Frenchman's past injuries, it appears unlikely to please the Anfield faithful.

The France worldwide was expected to join Jurgen Klopp's side before Les Bleus left for the World Cup, but Lyon have now halted talks and called off the deal.

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Liverpool, it seems, remain keen despite Lyon resisting their efforts to prise Fekir away.

Known for his outstanding technical abilities, the 24-year-old will prove to be a fantastic addition to this Liverpool team, who have shown tremendous potential over the past few months.

Now we must wait and see if Liverpool and Klopp go back in for a player they have coveted so much.