Liverpool's £53m move for Lyon's Nabil Fekir is OFF

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There were doubts as to whether the playmaker would pass a medical with the Premier League side due to a knee injury.

Liverpool were keen to get a deal for Fekir over the line before the World Cup in Russian Federation, where he will be in the France squad, but that will not happen now and it remains to be seen whether this deal is revisited and revived later in the summer.

Liverpool, on the other hand, were in dire need of someone like Fekir, especially after the departure of Philipe Coutinho earlier this year.

Sportsmail understands Liverpool attempted to reduce the fee following an issue with Fekir's medical but Lyon refused to accept the new terms.

France forward Nabil Fekir's move from Lyon to Champions League runner-up Liverpool fell through on Saturday.

Nabil Fekir has passed his Liverpool medical and will become the Reds' latest signing, according to French FA president Noel Le Graet.

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"Lyon is announcing that the negotiations with Liverpool and Nabil Fekir for the transfer of the Lyon captain have not succeeded and Lyon have chose to put an end to the negotiations tonight at 8 p.m.", the statement read.

"It's under negotiation, I think it will be done".

Liverpool have already signed Fabinho from Monaco for £43.7m this summer.

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).

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

Fekir's transfer saga has been a long one, with Lyon recently denying any deal would happen before the World Cup, that starts next week, before rumours emerged that a deal could be completed by the end of this week.

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