The French midfielder was highly expected to be joining the Reds this summer before the World Cup begins in Russia, but Lyon have put a stop to all talks regarding their famous midfielder with the Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The statement reads via Sky Sports: “Transfer negotiations with Liverpool and Nabil Fekir for the transfer of the captain of OL have not succeeded and Olympique Lyonnais have decided to put an end to this negotiation tonight at 8pm.
“Although Liverpool have been the priority of a possible transfer for Nabil…Olympique Lyonnais is delighted to be able to count on the presence of our captain, who is a leading player for the 2018/19 season when the club will play in the Champions League.”
Further confirming the halted talks, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas took to his Twitter account to reply his club’s tweet, writing: “We love you Nabil, come on France, come on Lyon!”
Nabil Fekir’s agent, Jean-Pierre Bernes claimed that the Premier League giants are keen on signing his client, but the deal was still far from being agreed.
“Talks with Liverpool will only happen when there is an agreement with Lyon and Jean-Michel Aulas gives the green light,” Jean-Pierre said to French outlet Le Progres.
“Liverpool’s interest exists, but for now nothing is done. The transfer window is long. Other clubs could show interest.”
Nabil Fekir have scored 21 goals and further providing 9 assists in his 39 appearances for Lyon in the 17/18 campaign.