Talks have resumed between Liverpool and Lyon over the transfer of Nabil Fekir.
This is despite the fact that a deal between the 2 clubs fell apart at the 11th hour before the World Cup started. It is believed that the problem stems from a knee operation that Fekir underwent in 2015.
As a result of Fekir’s medical condition, Liverpool officials attempted to re-negotiate the deal, which was reportedly worth £53 million. They attempted to include clauses that would reduce the fee for the Frenchman if there were to be any future knee injuries.
The counter proposal was instantly rejected despite Fekir having already undertaken an unveiling interview with LFC TV. Lyon’s president Jean-Michael Aulas stated that the deal was off unless the asking price was paid in full. He further added that the transfer fee could go up due to their captain’s involvement in the World Cup.
However, the Mirror has now reported that negotiations have resumed with the belief that a deal could be thrashed out. This is despite Manchester United “expressing interest” in the player, which the same source dismissing it as fake. They claimed that Lyon fabricated the story in order to spark a bidding war.
With no one else in the running for Fekir’s signature, there’s hope that a deal could be completed. However, any confirmation is likely to take place after the World Cup. Until then, Kopites will have to wait out this long-winded transfer saga.