Lyon are prepared to do a deal to sell captain Nabil Fekir this month.
That’s according to a report by French newspaper L’Equipe, who are claiming that the Ligue 1 side are still open to the prospect of letting their skipper move on before the season kicks off.
Liverpool had a deal all but done for the twenty-five year old before he jetted off to join his team-mates for the World Cup in Russia, but concerns following his medical saw it called off at the last moment.
Fekir had gone through the process of doing a photoshoot in a Liverpool shirt for the official website, as well as an interview for LFCtv, before the eleventh hour cancellation.
He has indicated that he remains open to the prospect of leaving Lyon this month, but a deal for him to become a member of Jurgen Klopp’s squad looks less likely with each passing day.
“As you can see, I am in Lyon. I am very happy here.” he told Lyon’s television channel.
“But the transfer window is still long and everything goes very quickly in football.
“We don’t know what will happen in the future but I am very happy at Lyon. I feel brilliant in this squad.
“We have very good players, a great atmosphere. It is a bit like the French national team: a mixture of youngster and older players, with some players more experienced than others.
“We have a good group, very homogeneous. We feel good together and I hope that Lyon will have a very good season.” he finished.
Stranger things have happened in the game, but it would be a surprise if he does end up moving to Anfield this week – especially if the report’s claim that they are looking for £60m is correct.