Lyon star Nabil Fekir has dealt a huge blow to Liverpool by admitting he is not close to signing for the Anfield club.
The attacking midfielder is though to be on Jurgen Klopp’s wanted list this summer, but reports over the weekend that a £60million deal was done were claimed to be premature by L’Equipe.
The French publication have indicated that Klopp will only make an approach for the 24-year-old after the Champions League final.
However, Fekir has poured cold water on rumours that he is close to moving to Merseyside, but did hint at talks being held.
“I’m not close to a move to the Reds,” he told TF1’s Telefoot programme. “There are discussions with several clubs, but I will take time to think.”
His words were echoed Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas.
“For the moment, we’re not talking with Nabil,” he said.
“He’s been the architect of a great season. Nabil has not indicated that he wants to leave or if he wants to play one more year with Champions League football.”
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