Lyon captain Nabil Fekir was part of France squad that won the World Cup in Russia after defeating Croatia 4-2 in the final on Sunday.
Before travelling to Russia, the 24-year-old came close to completing a move to Liverpool. However, the deal did not take shape after the Ligue 1 outfit decided against allowing their player join the Reds.
Liverpool carried out Fekir’s medical at Clairefontaine because that is where he was preparing for the 2018 World Cup with the national team. The Premier League outfit reportedly noticed an issue in his right knee during the medical.
Jurgen Klopp’s side tried to lower the price tag with Lyon for Fekir. This didn’t go down well with the French club, who then decided to pull the plug and the deal collapsed.
Today’s edition of L’Equipe now claims the possibility of the Merseyside club returning to make an approach for the World Cup winner remains. If the two clubs can still agree a deal, the player could join Liverpool this summer.
Fekir’s contract with his current employer runs down in 2020. The report claims that Lyon want any transfer and the player’s future sorted out ‘before the end of the month’.
Should Liverpool manage to secure Fekir’s services, it will further strengthen the squad for the next season after several already impressive signings.