L’Equipe: Lyon open to selling Fekir in summer on one condition
- Liverpool must pay over £60m to land Fekir
- The Reds won't try to push for a move this summer
According to major newspaper L'Equipe, Lyon are ready to greenlight Fekir's departure if a potential suitor places a hefty bid. The source claim the French side are set to demand upwards of £60million. The report adds that Liverpool won't won't be trying again for Fekir before the transfer deadline.
L'Equipe say the club are willing to offer the 24-year-old a new deal despite he expressed his desire to leave the French side.
The transfer window shuts on August 9 in the Premier League and LFC are running out of time to land the 24-year-old forward. Fekir was a target for LFC earlier this summer before a near £50m move dramatically fell through. The clubs were close to reaching a deal when negotiations were suddenly called off.
The reports in media claimed that the Reds raised concerns over the Frenchman's knee and asked to lower the transfer price. Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas reportedly refused to meet LFC demands and cancelled the talks.
He repeatedly insisted after the deal had collapsed that he's happy that Fekir stayed at the club: "I never felt like he [Fekir] wanted to leave us. We do not need to sell. We are going to be playing in the Champions’ League and our footballing ambitions are already a strong argument. I am not worried about either Nabil or Marcelo (wanted by West Ham)… The English have money, but so do we.”
Nabil Fékir will be in Lyon training for the 1st time since the World Cup tomorrow morning at 10:30 local time.— Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 5, 2018