L’Equipe issue update on Liverpool’s Nabil Fekir transfer talks

Date published: Tuesday 5th June 2018 12:21 - Matthew Briggs

Liverpool’s talks with Lyon regarding the potential transfer of Nabil Fekir are “progressing slowly,” according to L’Equipe.

Get French Football News report Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid are also monitoring the situation and that no deal has yet been agreed with Fekir and Lyon.

French outlet L’Equipe report that Liverpool are the favourites to sign the French international, but there is other interest in the playmaker, who Jurgen Klopp is believed to see as the replacement for Philippe Coutinho.

Klopp and Liverpool want the deal done before the World Cup starts, but Fekir’s agent Jean-Pierre Bernes has cast serious doubts on a quick deal for his client.

The Lyon star has emerged as a major summer target for the Reds and reports on Sunday suggested the player had flown to England to put the seal on a proposed €70million switch.

“Liverpool’s interest exists, but for now nothing is done,” he told Sky Sports yesterday. “The transfer window is long. Other clubs could show interest.

“Talks with Liverpool will only happen when there is an agreement with Lyon and Jean-Michel Aulas gives the green light.”

The Reds have already signed Fabinho from Monaco this summer, while Naby Keita will soon complete his move from RB Leipzig.

The arrival of all three will give the Reds a completely new look in midfield next season, an area where Klopp feels they need to improve after being put in the shadows in the Champions League final.

 

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