Liverpool FC hope to conclude £60m deal for second summer signing this weekend – report

Liverpool FC are close to concluding a deal to make Nabil Fekir their second summer signing, according to a report

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Liverpool FC are confident of finalising a £60m deal to sign Lyon star Nabil Fekir this weekend, according to a report in England.

British media website Joe.co.uk is reporting that the Reds are increasingly confident of securing the France international’s signature before the World Cup starts next week.

The same article states that Fekir is Jurgen Klopp’s primary target to improve his attacking options ahead of the new Premier League season.

According to the same story, Lyon president Jean-Michael Aulas is a no nonsense negotiator but the Reds appear to have made a breakthrough with the French outfit.

Another factor is France’s desire to have Fekir’s future resolved as soon as possible to avoid a potential distraction during the major tournament in Russia.

Liverpool FC lost 3-1 to La Liga giants Real Madrid in the Champions League final following goals from Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.

Mohamed Salah’s first-half injury left Klopp looking to his bench earlier than expected in the European Cup showpiece in Kiev.

Liverpool FC’s lack of squad depth has been a regular criticism this term and it proved the case in the Champions League final with Adam Lallana tasked with filling Salah’s void despite his recent return from injury.

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