Arsenal and Liverpool have been handed a huge transfer boost after the agents of one of their summer transfer targets admitted his client could be on the move.
The two Premier League sides have both been linked with a move for Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir, and according to the players agent Jean Pierre Bernes admitted that his client is happy at the French club, but refused to rule out a potential move.
When asked if Lyons bid for Champions League football could impact any potential move, Bernes said:
“The career moves of a player are not necessarily related to sporting achievements at his club,” he told Le Dauphine Libere.
“If at the end of the season there was possibly a decision to be made, and this is not the case right now, we would sit down with the president [Jean-Michel Aulas] and we would find the right solution.
“Respecting first and foremost Lyon. At home, we do not leave like a savage or after a showdown. Nabil is in a big French club if not the biggest.
“You know very well that at some point, we may be able to ask questions about a departure.
“The decision will be taken in all intelligence, as professionals, and especially in the interests of all parties.
“When you leave the club that trained you, to whom we owe everything, you leave in good conditions – if we have to leave.
“Nabil has the personal goal of being part of a top 10 European club. He has that potential. But a career is built little by little.
“If he has not played at a top 10 European club, that does not mean he has not done well in his career or that he will be unhappy. At Lyon, he is very happy, he loves the city, it’s his club. He is not in a drastic situation.”