Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has denied that Nabil Fekir’s proposed move to Liverpool is all but done.
We’ve been heavily linked with the 24-year-old, who recently secured Champions League football for Lyon next season with a wonderful performance on the final day of the Ligue 1 campaign, but according to Aulas, nothing is confirmed.
In fact, Aulas has hinted that Fekir could stay – unless a potential buyer offers an incredible amount of money.
“There has been no contact with Liverpool or any other club so we haven’t discussed the future,” he told SFR Sport, translated by the Express.
“I know that Nabil, now that we have qualified for the Champions’ League, would really like to stay, so we will discuss things calmly.
“He has magnificently won the right to go to Russia with France, which gives him an even higher standing.
“For the moment, nothing is done.
“You will have to be very, very rich to sign Nabil Fékir this year.”
Fekir would be an incredible signing, and sources have told us that a potential deal is quite likely – but in truth – we shouldn’t worry too much about the transfer market until after the Champions League Final.
If we beat Real Madrid in Kiev, not only will we have secured our sixth European Cup, but we’ll be in a tremendous position of power, both financially and in terms of how attractive we are, to secure the world’s best talent.
With Naby Keita already confirmed, Jurgen Klopp and his team will be able to identify, approach and buy elite footballers that could bring us closer to Manchester City domestically.