Liverpool agree deal to sign Lyon's Nabil Fekir

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

Nabil Fekir transfer: Liverpool hoping to wrap up £60m deal before World Cup

Liverpool are pushing to get a deal done to sign Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir before he departs for the World Cup with France, Sky sources understand.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has ruled out finding a resolution before the World Cup begins, though, saying the deal is at a "standstill".

Liverpool and Lyon have agreed a deal over the transfer of Nabil Fekir, according to L'Equipe. Fekir is set to play for France on Saturday evening against the US, a game that will take place in Lyon's Stade des Lumieres.

However, Fekir has never started a competitive match for France so is unlikely to be a key player at the 2018 World Cup.

'The whole thing will certainly not be completed during the World Cup, and I don't think anything will change before it.

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The France worldwide will become Liverpool's second signing of the summer after the arrival of Fabinho from Monaco.

It looks set to be a landmark summer for Liverpool, with FSG clearly fully invested into Klopp's vision for the club, and Europe's top talent quite clearly fond of a move to Merseyside after a second consecutive fourth place finish and coming agonisingly close to a sixth Champions League trophy in Kiev.

Reports on Wednesday also suggested that Liverpool were giving serious thought to activating the relegation release clause in Xherdan Shaqiri's contract at Stoke City. "We haven't set a price tag because we haven't discussed this [Fekir's transfer] yet".

Lyon's £60m playmaker has been keen on a switch to Liverpool despite interest from Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid.

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