Fekir twist: Liverpool pulled plug on deal

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However, Lyon said on Saturday that talks about the potential transfer of their captain "had not succeeded".

After Lyon's official Twitter account pushed out messages insisting reports of Fekir's imminent move to Liverpool was "false information", those being told the fine details of the deal have been agreed were left a little confused. His ability to play a variety of positions already makes him a unique component in the final third and if he can stay healthy, he will no doubt improve the already lethal-looking Liverpool side. This is the second time it has happened to LFC in as many summer transfer windows.

The latest development in the on-off transfer saga came after FFF chief Noel Le Graet had earlier said: "Nabil Fekir is in the process of being transferred". @LFC wanted to restructure terms to reflect issues with medical. Their president Jean-Michel Aulas.

With the World Cup so close, the Reds do have a race against time to get a deal done before the competition in Russian Federation kick offs.

According to reports from L'Equipe, the star attacker will move to the Premier League for a fee of a staggering €65m, which could potentially increase as much as €72m due to added bonuses.

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Fekir, meanwhile, had given the switch the green light.

In contradiction to the Ligue 1 club's statement, Dave Maddock wrote: "Nabil Fekir will sign a five year contract worth around £140,000 a week, as Liverpool aim to tie up his move today".

The France global had even given interviews to Liverpool's in-house TV channel LFC TV - but less than 36 hours later, the move was in tatters.

Liverpool had previously been expected to announce the signing of Fekir on Friday night. Liverpool's medical team had flown out to Paris to conduct a medical at France's national team base in Clairefontaine.

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