Liverpool switch goal Nabil Fekir – who previous to the collapse of the deal was anticipated to affix Jurgen Klopp’s facet earlier than Les Bleus left for the World Cup – may but get his transfer to Anfield after the saga took one other twist.
Lyon referred to as off negotiations for the sale of Fekir after Liverpool tried to renegotiate the phrases of the switch after points arose through the course of the ahead’s medical on Saturday.
Fekir, who scored 23 objectives for Lyon in Ligue 1 final time period, was the Reds’ prime switch goal and was seen as the long-term alternative for Philippe Coutinho.
The French worldwide was so near signing for Liverpool and had even performed interviews with the membership’s media workforce earlier than the dramatic collapse of the deal.
However, there might but be one other twist within the Fekir saga, as based on the Mirror, the switch nonetheless stays a risk regardless of Lyon’s assertion on Friday suggesting in any other case.
The Mirror report reads: “Fekir stays a risk – regardless of options the switch is stone lifeless.
“As the deal stood when Lyon referred to as a formal halt to negotiations in a assertion, Liverpool couldn’t proceed.
“Lyon although, have checked out methods of restructuring the phrases of the £53m switch, which might replicate issues regarding knee surgical procedure the France worldwide underwent.
“The onus is now on their president Jean-Michel Aulas to come up with an agreement which can bring Liverpool back to the table, and while that remains a distant prospect, it is not impossible with the player still desperate for an Anfield switch, and Klopp still keen.”