Back in early November, L’Equipe got the January Nabil Fékir transfer train leaving the station ahead of schedule, as they claimed Chelsea were one of two clubs (Bayern Munich being the other) interested in the Lyon captain.

Failing to seal his move to Liverpool over the summer, the World Cup winner agreed to stay an extra year with the Ligue 1 club, and a transfer in 2019 seems inevitable, especially with his deal running out in 2020.

That being said, Lyon, fully aware of Liverpool’s and whoever else’s interest in their star (his agent hinted a deal could be done in 2019), aren’t going to lie down and be trampled on, and they would ideal like to tie him down for an extra few years (at least on paper) to be able to ask clubs for more money when the time comes.

As Le Progrès explain on Wednesday, the French side don’t usually let their players ‘leave so close to the end of their contract’, and Jean-Michael Aulas is preparing a meeting with the forward in the near future.

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Speaking at the club’s general assembly, the president explained he would talk with Fékir soon in order to know what the future holds ‘before the holidays’.

Seeing as Christmas is just 20 days away (exciting, right?), that means we, as well as Liverpool, Chelsea and everyone else around Europe, will know more about this very soon.