Nabil Fekir 'Optimistic' Over Liverpool Move, Has Had Medical Ahead of Switch

Nabil Fekir reacts after missing a goal during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais and OGC Nice

Liverpool pulled out of a deal for Fekir on Friday and will now look for alternatives Credit Getty Images

Numerous reports have cited Liverpool's attempt of lowering Fekir's transfer fee as the main reason Lyon scrapped the move.

Olympique Lyonnais have put an end to negotiations with Liverpool for the proposed transfer of Nabil Fekir.

"The information on the transfer of Nabil Fekir is false".

As for Liverpool, Xheridan Shaqiri and Ousmane Dembele are two potential replacements for Fekir should Lyon reject any further offers for the Frenchman.

"The midfielder was due to complete a medical at France's Clairefontaine training complex this morning, before his national team depart for Lyon to prepare for their final World Cup preparation game, against the U.S.".

He came through Lyon's youth system and has made 153 appearances for the club, scoring 57 goals, having made his debut in 2013.

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Liverpool was hoping to add Fekir to their off-season signings of Monaco midfielder Fabinho and RB Leipzig's Naby Keita.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is notoriously tough in transfer business but it is my understanding the deal has not fallen down because Liverpool tried to renegotiate the terms of the deal.

The collapse - for now at least - of Liverpool's move for Fekir will be a setback for Jurgen Klopp.

British and French media have been reporting for several days that the 24-year-old, who is part of France's World Cup squad, was on the verge of joining Liverpool for 60-70 million euros (USD 71-82 million).

The French worldwide, who is now with France national team ahead of the World Cup in Russian Federation, has been heavily linked with the Merseyside club, with reports suggesting a deal had been struck earlier this week. That's logical, we've done it for other players.

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