Liverpool have not yet initiated talks with Lyon star Nabil Fekir, but the the Ligue 1 side seem certain they will be losing the player this summer.
The Reds were yesterday reported to be well down the route of securing the 24-year-old attacking midfielder with the Sunday Mirror citing “reports in France” claiming the deal was “99% done” with Fekir set to become Jurgen Klopp’s first summer signing in a reported £60million deal.
But, according to L’Equipe Liverpool have yet to formally approach the France international and will only do so after Saturday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid.
Jurgen Klopp is understood to be keen to focus on the Kiev final and does not want any distractions as he bids to improve his record of just one win from six cup finals.
Fekir started Lyon’s 3-2 win over Nice – a victory that secured Champions League qualification – and he assisted Memphis Depay’s opener, but his time at the French side though looks to be coming to and end.
He said: “We are still a young team. There will be changes in the off-season. I savour that after this qualification. We did not panic after the first goal. I take my hat off to Nabil Fekir for his return to the top level. Thanks to him.”
Fekir, who is in France’s World Cup squad, is under contract until 2020, and scored 23 goals and provided seven assists in 40 games this season.