Lyon pull plug on Fekir's Liverpool switch

Fekir has passed Liverpool medical says FFF chief

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When Lyon published a statement on their website on Saturday evening, it seemed that all hopes of signing Fekir this summer had been dashed, with the Ligue 1 side pulling the plug on a transfer for the Frenchman.

When the deal was not made official on Friday, doubts were cast over the player's fitness as he had suffered a serious injury to his right knee previously.

"He's in the middle of negotiations and I think it's done", the FFF president said.

"I spent a quarter of an hour with him this morning (Saturday), and his main focus is France".

The FC crew analyse the major curveball thrown by Lyon as they ended negotiations with Liverpool over the transfer of Nabil Fekir.

The 24-year-old was being courted by Liverpool as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho, who joined Barcelona in January. He's in good spirits.

In fact, latest reports from RMC Sport claim that the French worldwide has already passed his medical in France, and Liverpool could announce his arrival later today.

Now we must wait and see if Liverpool and Klopp go back in for a player they have coveted so much.

"He was looking forward to it because the visit he had was positive".

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".

"It's always like that when you talk about a transfer".

Fekir scored 21 goals in all competitions for Lyon this past season.

Fekir is due to fly to Russian Federation with France's World Cup squad after their game against the United States of America on Saturday.

This is a huge blow for Liverpool, as adding Fekir to a midfield three that now includes both Naby Keita and Fabinho would have made them immediate title contenders.

The France worldwide was set to complete a £48.4 million switch to the Reds this weekend after significant progress had been made in negotiations.

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