Liverpool are still keen to sign Nabil Fekir from Lyon this week.
That’s the claim being made by Bleacher Report, who say that talks over a move for the France international “have never totally gone away” after the transfer was called off in June.
“It’s been the will-he-won’t-he saga of the summer, as Liverpool fans wait for the final piece of their jigsaw to slot into place.” writes Dean Jones.
“They want Nabil Fekir to move to Anfield and finally silence all talk of the club failing to replace Philippe Coutinho. But can it still happen?
“After the player underwent a medical earlier in the summer, the £53 million deal was called off because Liverpool wanted to change the terms of the deal.
“Those negotiations have never totally gone away, and midway through July, sources indicated to B/R that talks seemed to be progressing. The club continued to chip away in hope Lyon would agree to restructure an agreement for them to sign him.
“Fekir wants the move to happen, but Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has been difficult to deal with. “He keeps moving the goalposts” is how one source described the situation.
“Chelsea are now being linked with Fekir — something Liverpool surely will not let happen.” he finished.
Speculation continues to run that the twenty-five year old could yet make a move to Anfield before the season kicks off, but time is running out for a deal to be completed.
Chelsea are said to be in running to bring Fekir to the Premier League, but claims have already been made that he is not so keen on heading to Stamford Bridge and would rather become a member of Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
It looks likely to be one that will keep going right up to deadline on Thursday.