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Nabil Fekir's move to Liverpool appears to be off... for now

Nabil Fekir's move to Liverpool appears to be off... for now”

Liverpool reportedly want Nabil Fekir from Lyon in the summer transfer window.

Speaking on Saturday afternoon, French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet even appeared to confirm that a transfer was on course to be completed imminently, as Fekir had passed his medical at France's national football centre.

He came through Lyon's youth system and has made 153 appearances for the club, scoring 57 goals, having made his debut in 2013.

Fekir is one of the best attacking players in Europe who would be a great signing or Liverpool in the summer transfer window.

In a statement on the club website, Lyon wrote: "Olympique Lyonnais informs that the tripartite negotiations with the Liverpool club and Nabil Fekir for the transfer of the captain of OL have not succeeded and that Olympique Lyonnais has chose to put an end to this negotiation tonight".

The change is thought to have centred around the 24-year-old's medical, as the clubs had reached an agreement for him the previous day.

The French worldwide scored 18 goals whilst chipping in with seven assists, ultimately helping Lyon to secure Champions League qualification as well as giving last season's defending champions AS Monaco a run for their money.

"Transfer negotiations with Liverpool and Nabil Fekir for the transfer of the captain of OL have not succeeded and Olympique Lyonnais have chose to put an end to this negotiation tonight at 8pm", OL said in a statement on their official website.

Liverpool began their close-season business with an eye-catching £43.6million swoop for Monaco midfielder Fabinho at the end of last month, while Naby Keita's agreed £52.75m switch from RB Leipzig will go through on July 1.

Liverpool owner John W. Henry's wife, Linda Pizzuti Henry, has replied to a fan's post about Fekir, as shown below.



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