Lyon chief discusses Liverpool and Manchester United target Fekir's future

Lyon star Nabil Fekir

The Reds were on the brink of signing the France global before the World Cup but the transfer collapsed following the results of his medical.

Liverpool signed Switzerland winger Xherdan Shaqiri on Saturday in light of the collapse of the Fekir move but Aulas admits that he may yet still leave the club despite improving his relationship with Lyon over the last month.

Lyon talisman Nabil Fekir has reportedly agreed with club president Jean-Michel Aulas that he'll be allowed to re-open talks with Liverpool after his 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign with France is completed.

'It seems to me that Liverpool could come back in, ' Aulas said prior to France's World Cup final showdown with Croatia, as report the Mirror. "That is what I saw in the media, but I have not been informed", Aulas told French daily Le Progres.

According to Maddock, Liverpool could still be willing to pay the full £53 million for Fekir, but they would seek to offset the spending on a player whose anterior cruciate ligament injury in 2015 is thought to be a concern.

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"His transfer failed in June, but he has not been affected".

Liverpool have been linked with a move to sign the 24-year-old Argentina global from Juventus this summer, in an attempt to bolster their attack. He is focused on the World Cup, and he still has his heart in Lyon.

'Maybe he will go to Liverpool, or another club, but if he stays at Lyon, it will be a great year for him and for us'.

Fekir's future is very much unclear at this given point but with a summer move looking likely for the 24-year-old, a switch to Anfield still looks very much on the cards.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is keen to strengthen his side before the transfer window shuts in order to challenge for Premier League honours.

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