Liverpool made it clear on Sunday that they have yet to agree a deal with Lyon for Fekir, but it is increasingly evident that the French side are reluctant to do a deal ahead of the World Cup unless they get the asking price they are demanding.
Liverpool fans were buzzing when rumours emerged that Nabil Fekir had flown to Merseyside this week.
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"Talks with Liverpool will only happen when there is an agreement with Lyon and Jean-Michel Aulas gives the green light", he told French outlet Le Progres .
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France beat Italy 2-1 on Friday night to continue their World Cup preparations after a 2-0 victory against Republic of Ireland earlier in the week. We could do with a player like Fekir to help link our midfield and attack, which were disjointed last term, but it doesn't look like he'll be moving to Stamford Bridge, despite our reported interest.
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Lyon, however, are prepared to play the long game and make as much money from the deal as they can.
Liverpool have already completed one major signing this summer, with Fabinho announced a week ago as having signed for the Reds while Naby Keïta is also set to join the club on July 1st.
Speaking about the recent speculation linking Fekir with a move to Liverpool, the player's agent said, "I did not leave Marseille (this weekend)".
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