Reports emerged yesterday suggesting that Liverpool have reached an agreement with French side Lyon for the £60 million signing of talented playmaker Nabil Fekir.
Speaking after his sides 1-0 loss away to Chelsea, Jurgen Klopp refused to comment on this potential deal, which only served to intensify the speculation.
According to RMC Sport former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier has recommended the France international to his former club, although Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas has since denied that any deal has been reached.
“No contact with Liverpool today. I am surprised by this news. There is no agreement in Nabil’s contract that provides for a departure.
“Simply, when he signed professional, I told his agent – with whom we have excellent relations and who is someone very reasoned – that the day that Nabil would like to leave, as I did with Alexandre Lacazette, Corentin Tolisso or Karim (Benzema) he could come to see me.” Aulus told Le10Sport.
Fekir has long been heralded as one of the most talented players in French football, but questions marks have often surrounded his attitude and application.
However, this season the 24-year-old seems to have matured and has enjoyed a superb campaign netting 17 times and providing seven assists in just 28 Ligue 1 appearances.
Reports in France continue to suggest that Liverpool are in pole position to secure the talented attackers signature, although Arsenal and Chelsea are also said to hold an interest in the player.