Legendary commentator delivers Fekir news all Liverpool fans need

Liverpool “will take Nabil Fekir” this summer, according to legendary English commentator Martin Tyler.

The France attacker remains on Liverpool’s radar despite his failed move from Lyon last month.

The Reds had been set to unveil Fekir as a summer signing ahead of the World Cup but the £53million deal collapsed at the last minute in strange circumstances with a row emerging over his fee and a long-standing knee injury.

Last week it was suggested, however, that Fekir remains determined to join Liverpool this summer and his stance will force Lyon president Aulas – known for his tough negotiating skills – to discuss a restructured deal.

And the Mirror claim the Reds feel the 24-year-old may yet move to Anfield and Tyler confirmed that whilst commentating on the World Cup final on Sunday for Australian TV channel SBS.

“The reason Fekir hasn’t moved already from Lyon to Liverpool has been the structuring of the deal, with Liverpool at bit suspicious of a problem that surfaced at the medical.

“They will take him, but payments will have to be in stages, when he has proved his availability on a regular basis,” said Tyler, who reportedly spoke to Fekir prior to the final in Moscow

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed he is open to talks again.

Responding to speculation that the deal could be back on the cards, Aulas admitted in an interview with Le Progres: “It seems to me though that Liverpool could come back to the table. That’s what I saw in the press, but I’m not informed.

“His transfer failed in June, but he is not affected. He is quite fatalistic, focused on his World Cup, and he still has his heart in Lyon.

“We spoke to his brother, Yassin. Nabil is much closer to Lyon today than he was when we talked to Liverpool.

“Maybe he will go to Liverpool, or to another club, but if he stays at Lyon it will be a great year for him and for us.”