Liverpool eye Fekir for bargain fee – report

Ian Watson

Liverpool are reportedly still keen on Nabil Fekir while a French journalist has suggested Lyon will accept a knockdown fee for the France playmaker.

Fekir was all set to join the Reds last summer for a fee in the region of £53million with the star having had his photo taken in a Liverpool shirt but the deal broke down at the 11th hour.

Jurgen Klopp is still looking for creativity to strengthen his Champions League-winning midfield – and a report in France suggests the Reds boss remains keen on Fekir.

Le Progres suggests new Lyon boss Sylvinho will look for more experienced players this summer but the French side will have to sell to fund  new recruits. Liverpool are the side linked with a renewed move for Fekir.

Should Klopp move again for the 25-year-old, they could get a huge discount on the fee agreed last summer. L’Equipe journalist Vincent Duluc told Foot Radio that Lyon chief Jean-Michel Aulas may accept as little as €15million euros for Fekir.

Aulas has revealed a fortnight ago that he and Fekir have an agreement over the star’s departure: “Thanks Nabil for bringing what he brought, we have an understanding to let him go.”