Liverpool will complete a deal for another summer transfer target ‘in the next 24 hours’ according to reports.
The Independent‘s Simon Hughes claims that there has been a breakthrough in discussions with a number of clubs, which has subsequently meant that the chances of Liverpool securing a major target within the next day are constantly increasing.
Hughes name-checks Lyon star Nabil Fekir and Stoke City’s Xherdan Shaqiri, the latter of which emerged as a target for Jurgen Klopp on Wednesday.
Fekir has been linked with a £60m move to Anfield and Hughes writes that Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has accepted that the France international only sees his future on Merseyside.
According to a report from the Daily Mirror, Aulas has previously been hesitant to engage in crunch talks over Fekir prior to the start of the World Cup.
However, he has now conceded and will allow the 24-year-old to move to Anfield at the right price, which Liverpool are hopeful will be no more than £50m.
On Wednesday it was revealed that the Ligue 1 club are already planning for life without Fekir by awarding a new deal to one of their other young midfield stars.
Klopp is looking at bringing in both Shaqiri and Fekir to add attacking depth to his squad, with visions of having a flexible and pacy forward core, the Mirror claims.
Shaqiri – a player known by Klopp from his time in the Bundesliga – has a release clause of just £12m following Stoke’s relegation to the Championship last season.
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