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Nabil Fekir: Liverpool close to deal for Lyon and France attacker

Nabil Fekir: Liverpool close to deal for Lyon and France attacker

Fekir has 11 caps for FranceLiverpool are close to agreeing a deal for France forward Nabil Fekir.Talks between the clubs could conclude on Friday about a deal that may amount to 60m euros (£52.75m) - 55m (£48.35m) plus a maximum of 5m (£4.4m) add-ons.The 24-year-old Lyon captain has been one of Reds manager Jurgen Klopp's prime summer transfer targets and has his heart set on a move to Anfield.
Fekir is due to fly to Russia with France's World Cup squad after their game against the USA on Saturday.Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has a reputation for being a tough negotiator, and Friday is emerging as a key day in talks as Liverpool move to get the deal completed before the weekend.Fekir's proposed arrival would be the latest ambitious statement from the Champions League finalists after the £39m signing of Brazilian midfielder Fabinho from Monaco, and with Naby Keita arriving from RB Leipzig in July in a deal worth £52.75m.The Reds are also considering whether to active the £12m release clause in Xherdan Shaqiri's contract as he is poised to leave Stoke City following their relegation to the Championship.
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