It’s only early June, but Nabil Fekir’s proposed move to Liverpool is starting to to become somewhat of a saga, with contrasting reports emerging about the France international’s future.
Fekir has been linked with a move to the Premier League after an impressive season with Lyon, with Arsenal, and more recently Liverpool having being most strongly linked.
However, reports in the last 24 hours have taken somewhat of a contrasting nature, with a number of reports claiming that Liverpool are very close to completing a deal for the France international, and want it to be sorted before Les Bleus jet off to Russia for the World Cup.
Some reports are suggesting that a breakthrough in negotiations has been reached and Fekir will have a medical on Friday ahead of completing a £53 million switch.
These reports include from the highly respected Merseyside journalist Paul Joyce, who claims the deal to take Fekir to Anfield is worth an initial £48.4m, with a further £4.4m to be paid in bonuses.
However, Lyon President Jean Michel Aulas has denied that anything is happening and talks regarding a transfer are at a stalemate:
“Nothing has happened,” he told the French club’s official website on Thursday.
“The whole thing will certainly not be completed during the World Cup, and I don’t think anything will change before it.
“We haven’t set a starting price because we haven’t discussed that yet.”