Lyon put an end to Nabil Fekir’s proposed transfer to Liverpool

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"Olympique Lyonnais confirms that the tri-party negotiations with Liverpool and Nabil Fekir for the transfer of the Lyon captain have not succeeded and that Olympique Lyonnais have chose to put an end to these negotiations at 20:00 [CET] on Saturday night", a club statement read.

The Lyon forward was said to be close to finalising his move to Anfield on Thursday night with an announcement due on Friday.

Liverpool reportedly want Nabil Fekir from Lyon in the summer transfer window. Fekir had undergone a medical with Liverpool staff in Paris and agreed terms on a five-year-deal.

It was reported that Liverpool found problems with his medical examination, and despite conducting an interview with the player for their official television channel in the club's kit - leaked images have suggested as such - the Reds were believed to have had second thoughts.

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.

The Reds have already secured the services of Naby Keita for next season and recently added Monaco's Fabinho to their midfield.

Highly regarded as one of the best attackers in French top flight, Nabil Fekir has been the rising star of European football this season.

Fekir scored 21 goals in all competitions for Lyon this past season. The Brazilian superstar moved to Barcelona for a fee of €120m, which, in turn, allowed Liverpool to splash the cash on Fekir this summer.

The Reds were expected to complete a deal for the 24-year-old former Saint-Priest frontman.

"Liverpool position as things stand: there will be no deal".

"Although Liverpool has been the priority of a possible transfer of Nabil".

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