Liverpool agree fee for key transfer target Nabil Fekir

Lynette Rowe
June 8, 2018

It appeared Liverpool would have to wait to sign Fekir after Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said on Thursday that he did not expect the attacking midfielder to be sold before the World Cup.

The 24-year-old has interest from a number of clubs but is known to be interested in joining up with Jurgen Klopp and his Champions League finalists.

Liverpool have agreed on a fee with Lyon for the transfer of coveted attacker Nabil Fékir, with a medical expected to take place on Friday.

'The deal is at a standstill. Fekir is set to play for France on Saturday evening against the United States of America, a game that will take place in Lyon's Stade des Lumieres.

Fekir will be the third new player to arrive at Anfield this summer, behind Monaco man Fabinho who was signed earlier this window, and RB Leipzig's Naby Keita, whose signature was acquired last summer.

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'The whole thing will certainly not be completed during the World Cup, and I don't think anything will change before it.

"He added: "[We] have not set a base price because we have not discussed this yet".

The Reds are also considering whether to active the £12m release clause in Xherdan Shaqiri's contract as he is poised to leave Stoke City following their relegation to the Championship.

Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid are also reportedly interested in the French global - but Liverpool are now in the driving seat.

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