It had been reported that the Frenchman would complete his move to Anfield before the tournament kicks off in Russian Federation, but Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas today (Thursday) said that it was far from a done deal.
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Mattis also touched on Taiwan, a longstanding dispute between the USA and China. Mattis emphasized that the US military wants more transparency from China.
Should Fekir arrive, it will mark Liverpool's second signing of the season following Brazilian defensive midfielder Fabinho who moved from Monaco for £43.7 million a week ago. "The deal will certainly not be closed during the World Cup and I don't think there will be any change before the World Cup".
With Liverpool and Lyon now having reached an agreement, an announcement could be made as soon as this weekend. Fekir is set to play for France on Saturday evening against the U.S., a game that will take place in Lyon's Stade des Lumieres.
The France worldwide will become Liverpool's second signing of the summer after the arrival of Fabinho from Monaco.
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It returned to its original make-up after Russian Federation was expelled from the-then G8 over the annexation of Crimea in 2014. Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto renewed their commitment to NAFTA last week after the tariffs were imposed.
Bayern Munich and Atlético Madrid have also been linked with Fekir, who can operate in a number of forward roles and would in effect be Philippe Coutinho's replacement at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp is also weighing up whether to trigger Xherdan Shaqiri's £12m release clause following Stoke City's relegation from the Premier League.
Fred agrees Manchester United switch
The Brazil global arrived at Manchester United's training ground this morning to complete his £52million move to the club. Manchester United have reached an agreement to sign Brazil midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk for a reported £52m.