Liverpool FC deal for second summer signing stalls – report

Liverpool FC's deal to sign Nabil Fekir from Lyon stalls, according to reports

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Liverpool FC’s deal to sign Nabil Fekir from Lyon now looks unlikely to be completed before the start of the World Cup, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Mail is reporting that the 24-year-old attacker is poised to sign for the Reds in a £53m deal this summer as Jurgen Klopp looks to further strengthen his squad ahead of next season.

According to the same story, Liverpool FC boss Klopp has identified Fekir as a long-term replacement for Philippe Coutinho at Anfield.

The same report says that a five-year deal worth more than £140,000 per week is on the table for Fekir, but the move is yet to be completed.

It is claimed that the midfielder was due to undergo a medical with the Reds on Friday but the transfer was not confirmed.

And Lyon then issued a public statement insisting that a transfer was not close.

Liverpool FC began their summer spending at the start of the transfer window when they wrapped up a deal to sign Brazilian midfielder Fabinho.

The Reds are looking to assemble a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season, with the Merseysiders having finished fourth last term.

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