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Lyon Issue Statement Throwing Liverpool/Fekir Signing Into Doubt

Lyon Issue Statement Throwing Liverpool/Fekir Signing Into Doubt

Nabil Fekir to Liverpool is in danger of tipping into the realm of 'saga'. A series of reliable reports from Liverpool's end reported last night that Liverpool had reached an agreement to sign Fekir from Lyon, for a fee rising as high as €60 million. All of those reports said that a signing had been agreed, and that Fekir would likely complete a medical today before officially being announced as a Liverpool player prior to flying to Russia for the World Cup.

Lyon, however, have issued a statement on Twitter saying that this media information is 'false'.

The information on the transfer of Nabil Fekir is false. Olympique Lyonnais categorically denies the false information disseminated by many media about the transfer of Nabil Fekir to Liverpool.

In this period of transfers where the slightest rumour is often presented as a reality, Olympique Lyonnais recalls that only the information disseminated by the club on its website is authentic.

Liverpool fans can be encouraged somewhat, however, by the fact that Lyon have done exactly this before. A year ago, a series of reports in France claimed that Alex Lacazette's move to Arsenal was on the verge of being completed, to which Lyon responded with a similar statement, reading "The time has not come to give an agreement to Arsenal for Alexandre Lacazette in the current conditions".

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Lacazette signed for Arsenal six days later.

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Gavin Cooney
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