Lyon Cancel Dealings With Liverpool Over Nabil Fekir Transfer

Lyon Cancel Dealings With Liverpool Over Nabil Fekir Transfer

Lyon Cancel Dealings With Liverpool Over Nabil Fekir Transfer

Liverpool's medical staff found a slight issue with the player's right knee - he had suffered a serious ACL injury during the 2015-16 season.

Nabil Fekir has passed his Liverpool medical and will become the Reds' latest signing, according to French FA president Noel Le Graet.

One of the most hyped transfer sagas for the past few months is on the verge of reaching its conclusion, as Liverpool have finally managed to strike a deal with Nabil Fekir.

The 24-year-old's switch to Merseyside was expected in the coming days with contract talks ongoing between the English club and Lyon.

"He's in the middle of negotiations and I think it's done", he said.

In a statement, Lyon said: "The three-way negotiations with Liverpool and Nabil were not successful and Olympique Lyonnais made a decision to end the negotiations at 20:00 (UTC)". "I spent 15 minutes with him this morning [Saturday], and he's only concerned with the France team. There is something logical, it has already been done for others".

However, it does not look likely that any deal for Fekir will happen whilst France are in the World Cup, with Fekir being named as part of the 23 man squad that will play in Russian Federation.

With the World Cup now on the horizon, a cooling-off period may well yet see Lyon and Liverpool re-open discussions-unless all is not as it seems with Lyon's statement.

"He was looking forward to it because the visit he had was positive".

"It would be better for him if his transfer was recorded before the departure for Russian Federation, but he did not seem disturbed to me".

The French global scored 18 goals whilst chipping in with seven assists, ultimately helping Lyon to secure Champions League qualification as well as giving last season's defending champions AS Monaco a run for their money.

This delay has seemingly ended Liverpool's hopes of completing the deal prior to the World Cup.

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