There is no agreement in place for Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir’s reported move to Liverpool, according to a reliable journalist.
James Pearce, of the Liverpool Echo (13.38), claimed Liverpool have watched him and that he would be a good addition to Klopp’s attack.
However, he said that it’s “certainly” not the case that a deal has been agreed for him, as had been reported.
Pearce went on to say he didn’t even know if any negotiations had taken place over the player.
This follows on from a claim by Canal+ journalist Romain Collet-Gaudin that Klopp and Fekir had had a productive meeting and that the player should sign for Liverpool in the summer.
— Romain Collet-Gaudin (@RomainCG75) May 8, 2018
A further conversation between Collet-Gaudin and Anfield Express, a solid source of Liverpool news, claimed that a five-year deal had been agreed for the player, with a fee of £61.5million (€70million).
Football Insider verdict:
This is a big bucket of cold water poured all over an exciting proposed transfer for Liverpool. However, Collet-Gaudin is a respected journalist and could have sources that Pearce doesn’t. He seemed convinced that a deal would happen this summer. However, Pearce does admit that Liverpool have been watching him and he doesn’t completely dismiss the move out of hand. Liverpool fans will be hoping that the deal does come off and we should learn more as we hurtle towards the opening of the summer transfer window. If an agreement is in place then it’s highly likely that the business will be concluded as soon as the window opens. Interestingly though, neither Liverpool or Lyon came forward to reject the high-profile report when it broke last week. That will give Liverpool fans hope that Fekir could indeed be heading to Anfield in time for next season.
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