Lyon president reveals Nabil Fekir's transfer to join Liverpool is not close

Nabil Fekir Liverpool Lyon transfer news

The signing of the 24-year-old follows the capture of Brazilian midfielder Fabinho, who signed for Liverpool within 48 hours of the club's Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev last month.

Fekir is due to undergo a Liverpool medical at Clairefontaine, the France national team's training base, before signing terms on Friday.

What's more, it looks like the deal could be wrapped up before the World Cup, ensuring Klopp beats any suitors who could potentially take a shine to Fékir should he have a stellar tournament in Russian Federation.

The Lyon captain is the Reds' primary target as they seek to add creativity to their attacking midfield options. 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.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas, who has been reluctant to negotiate with the Reds, hasn't named an exact price for the attacking midfielder.

The Independent report that Aulas believes that Liverpool will have to calculate the potential of summer performance into their offer.

"If you are the player, or if you are his agent, you're thinking "Liverpool are after me, other people are sniffing around, should I just hang on and wait for the World Cup?"

Klopp will look to continue shaping his squad this summer and has also been linked with a new goalkeeper.

A fourth transfer could soon be on the cards with reports claiming a £12m deal for Stoke's Xherdan Shaqiri could be in the pipeline.

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