Behold a search for alternatives in light of Nabil Fekir’s proposed move to Liverpool falling through.
The bookies haven’t been hesitant in foregrounding possible solutions to the Reds’ collapsed £53million deal for the Frenchman.
A £53million fee and personal terms had been agreed ahead of an expected unveiling on Friday, only for concerns over Fekir’s medical to delay the deal.
Lyon followed this by releasing a statement on Saturday evening claiming that negotiations had ended, with reports suggesting Liverpool had unsuccessfully attempted to restructure the deal in response to discouraging medical results.
Ladbrokes have now slashed the odds on Liverpool as 3/1 favourites to sign Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele.
Barcelona are believed to be open to allowing Dembele to leave on loan this summer in aid of rediscovering his top form.
The Frenchman has endured a mixed season for the Catalan giants after signing from Borussia Dortmund for an initial £96.8million last summer, with injuries hampering his rhythm and consequently limiting his game time.
Reports from Spain have elevated Jurgen Klopp as an avid admirer of a talent with the pace, athleticism and directness to flourish in his system at Liverpool.
At the age of just 21-years-old, Dembele remains in the early stages of his development and would mark an intriguing prospect under Klopp’s man-management.
If claims of his availability on loan are true, he may well be worth a punt.