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Fekir: ‘I’m not close to Liverpool transfer’

Liverpool target Nabil Fekir has denied that he has denied that he is close to completing a move to Anfield.

There has been plenty of speculation surrounding the future of the France international playmaker, who has enjoyed an excellent season in Ligue 1.

His tally of 18 goals and eight assist in Ligue 1 have helped his current side Lyon qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Some reports have suggested that Liverpool have agreed a £60 million deal for the transfer of Fekir, but club president Jean Michel Aulas has recently revealed that the player is hesitating over the move.

Now, speaking to Telefoot on Sunday, Fekir denied that he was close to making the move to Anfield, and will take his time to mull it over:

“I’m not close to Liverpool,” said the 24-year-old.

“It’s true that there are discussions with several clubs. As I said, I will take the time to think.

“It does not matter if I sign or not before the World Cup. As I said, I leave time to do things.

“He [Aulas] knows my desires, and we’ll talk about all of this in the next few days.”

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