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Liverpool not interested in resurrecting Fekir deal

Liverpool have no plans to resurrect a deal for Lyon star Nabil Fekir.

The France international was close to joining Jurgen Klopp’s side in a £53m deal last summer – even going as far as being pictured in a Liverpool shirt as the club prepared for his unveiling – only for the Reds to pull out amidst concerns over a historic knee injury following his medical.

Reports in France have suggested Liverpool could revive their interest in the 25-year-old this summer, however the Independent are reporting that the Merseyside club are not interested and will focus their attentions elsewhere.

Fekir has just a year remaining on his contract at the Ligue 1 club, with the club’s president Jean-Michel Aulas revealing there is ‘an understanding’ that the club captain will be allowed to leave the French side this summer.

Aulas is renowned for being a tough negotiator, with Lyon likely to demand a fee of around £45m for Fekir despite the midfielder entering the final year of his contract.

Should Fekir depart, he will be the latest high-profile player to leave Lyon this summer after full-back Ferland Mendy completed a £47m move to Real Madrid, whilst there is also strong interest in midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.

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