France forward Nabil Fekir will not be joining Liverpool and will instead be staying at Lyon, the French Ligue 1 club have announced. The veteran administrator has no concerns over the saga lingering on into France's World Cup campaign, where they have been drawn alongside Denmark, Peru and Australia in Group C.
"The transfer has not been done and even less so at this price", Jean-Michel Aulas, the Lyon chairman said in a message to l'AFP.
Liverpool had previously been expected to announce the signing of Fekir on Friday night.
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On Saturday, the club confirmed that Fekir will remain in Lyon, for next season at least: "Amid interest from Liverpool and other clubs, Olympique Lyonnais is delighted to confirm that our captain will be with us for the 2018/19 season when we will be competing in the Champions League".
Nabil Fekir would be a great addition to the Liverpool FC team under Jurgen Klopp, Nick Wright has claimed. He came on in the second half of that game, which was at Lyon's home ground, to a great reception from the home fans.
Liverpool have been linked with the 24-year-old attacking midfielder for some time, and this week, there appeared to have been major developments.
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The French worldwide, who is now with France national team ahead of the World Cup in Russian Federation, has been heavily linked with the Merseyside club, with reports suggesting a deal had been struck earlier this week.
Speculation is swirling about why the deal has not been rubber-stamped.
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