Chelsea locked in battle with Real Madrid over major €60m Liverpool target

Oli Fisher

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has spoken directly to one Lyon star about a move, but the Blues reportedly face a hurdle in getting a deal done.

France international Nabil was on the verge of a £60million move to Anfield, but the Reds reportedly pulled out of a move due to an old knee injury that showed up during the medical.

Fekir had previously commented on why the move collapsed, firing shots at Liverpool for their role in the saga and admitting he has moved on.

French outlet L’Equipe (via Calciomercato) recently suggested that Real Madrid were keen on landing the 25-year-old in the summer as they sought a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

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However, the French outlet has now claimed that Real still hold interest in Fekir, and that Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Chelsea are also in the hunt.

El Gol Digital recently states that Sarri had spoken directly with Fekir about a potential move to west London.

However, a report from Spanish outlet Diario Gol states that Real Madrid are still firmly in the race for Fekir, and they know he would be available for around €60million.

 

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