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Lyon Conclusively Rule Out Liverpool Move For Nabil Fekir

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BREAKING NEWS Lyon pull plug on Fekir's Liverpool switch

The two sides had been in talks over a deal for the playmaker worth £52.75m plus a maximum of £4.4m in add-ons but he will be staying with the Ligue 1 club.

However, well sourced stories from reporters close to Liverpool suggest the £50m deal to bring Fekir to Anfield is close to being completed, yet Aulas has continued to reject suggestions that he is close to selling his latest big-name star to an English club. The Reds were hoping to conclude the deal before the French squad jets off for their final friendly before beginning their World Cup campaign.

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

In a statement released on the French club's official website, Lyon claimed that a breakdown in negotiations have resulted in French global remaining where he is for the time being.

Fekir is one of the best attacking players in Europe who would be a great signing or Liverpool in the summer transfer window.

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

Fekir, who scored 18 goals and made a further eight, is now in preparations with France ahead of the 2018 Russia World Cup.

Known for his outstanding technical abilities, the 24-year-old will prove to be a fantastic addition to this Liverpool team, who have shown tremendous potential over the past few months. "There is something logical, it has already been done for others".

Even though Lyon said joining Liverpool was Fekir's "priority", the seven-time French champion was "delighted" to count on him for next season.

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