Lyon Conclusively Rule Out Liverpool Move For Nabil Fekir

Doug Mendoza
June 10, 2018

It could be just a minor hitch but rumours are circulating it could be due to the player's injury record, with Fekir suffering a serious knee injury three years ago.

The 24-year-old Fekir reportedly had his medical with a view to a move for 65 million euros ($77 million), plus eventual bonuses.

Sportsmail understands Liverpool attempted to reduce the fee following an issue with Fekir's medical but Lyon refused to accept the new terms.

Earlier today, Le Graët had told reporters he believes negotiations for Fekir's move to Anfield are nearing completion, claiming the player passed the requisite physical checks at France's Clairefontaine base.

"It is being negotiated and I think it will be done".

In a statement, Lyon said: "The three-way negotiations with Liverpool and Nabil were not successful and Olympique Lyonnais chose to end the negotiations at 20:00 (UTC)". "I spent 15 minutes with him this morning [Saturday], and he's anxious by the France team".

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"It's always like that when you talk about a transfer: each tries to raise his price, to lower his price, when there's a hiccup someone wants it reduced. There is something logical, it has already been done for others".

France forward Fekir has always been linked with a big-money move to Anfield and enjoyed a stellar campaign in France's top flight this season - scoring 18 goals and supplying a further eight assists.

Fekir, who drawn keen interest from some of the top clubs in Europe this summer, including Bayern Munich and Arsenal, will become Liverpool's third high-profile signing for next season. "It would be better for him [to complete the transfer], but he's not perturbed", Le Graët added.

Fekir scored 21 goals in all competitions for Lyon this past season.

Now, despite owner Jean-Michel Aulas having previously stated no deal would be done this side of the World Cup, the French outfit have declared the move completely dead.

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