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Lyon say Nabil Fekir transfer negotiations with Liverpool have ended

Lyon say Nabil Fekir transfer negotiations with Liverpool have ended

Liverpool reportedly want Nabil Fekir from Lyon in the summer transfer window.

On Saturday it was reported by the Telegraph that Liverpool had hesitated on completing the move due to a hitch in the player's medical, possibly due to a serious knee injury Fekir sustained three years ago.

The Lyon midfield maestro, 24, had been expected to seal his Anfield switch on Friday with a £53million fee agreed and personal terms wrapped up.

"Olympique Lyonnais categorically denies the false information disseminated by many media about the transfer of Nabil Faulkner to the Liverpool club", read the Lyon statement.

France Football Association president Noel Le Graet had suggested the move was nearly completed - according to reports in France - before Lyon's announcement.

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This comes on the back of FFF's President's comments that Fekir had gone through a medical and the outcome of the same was "positive". "I spent 15 minutes with him this morning [Saturday], and he's anxious by the France team".

"He passed his medical in Clairefontaine. There is something logical, it has already been done for others".

"Everyone tries to raise their price, to lower their price, and when a little issue flares up, it's part of the game".

Finally, he confirmed his wish to see Fekir complete his switch to Anfield before the World Cup begins in Russian Federation next week, something that the Reds are keen for but Lyon have said will not happen.

The French worldwide scored 18 goals whilst chipping in with seven assists, ultimately helping Lyon to secure Champions League qualification as well as giving last season's defending champions AS Monaco a run for their money. There has also been some speculation that the Frenchman may move after the World Cup, but Lyon's actions today have made that seem less likely.


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