Liverpool have not agreed a deal to sign Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir despite reports to the contrary, according to a reliable journalist.

Neil Jones, the Liverpool correspondent for Goal.com took to Twitter to rebuff suggestions from RMC that the Merseysiders had completed a £60million deal for the attacking midfielder, who has 22 goals this season, as well as noting he had no knowledge over a pursuit for Ousmane Dembele.

Despite the exciting report from France, Jones wrote on social media: “For what it’s worth, I’m told LFC have not agreed a deal, or even bid, for Nabil Fekir. Whether they will in the future, your guess is as good as mine right now, but nothing imminent as far as I am aware. No idea on Dembele – first I’d heard was in the press conference!”

The Lyon ace, who is under contract until 2020 at Lyon, had previously been linked with a move to Arsenal in the summer, with his agent admitting a move could be on the cards to Le Dauphine.

Football Insider verdict:

Jurgen Klopp has been on the look-out for a replacement of Philippe Coutinho’s since the Brazilian left Anfield in January for Barcelona. However, it is not as though the Reds have been struggling to find the back of the net in the Brazilian star’s absence, with the likes of Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah stepping up to the plate. With the club now in the Champions League final, they have evidently coped well without their former star. So while no deal as yet has materialised, that does not mean to say one will not come off. Fekir, it is already understood, will leave the Ligue 1 side in the summer, and what a player the Reds would be getting their hands on. The French international has 22 goals in 37 appearances from the midfield zone and seven assists on top to cement his name as one of Europe’s top talents as an attacking prospect.

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