Quickly becoming the transfer saga nobody wanted, Liverpool's pursuit of Lyon's Nabil Fekir appears to be at an end.
In a statement released on the French club's official website, Lyon claimed that a breakdown in negotiations have resulted in French international remaining where he is for the time being.
These reports have since been confirmed by the British media.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 9, 2018
— Indy Football (@IndyFootball) June 9, 2018
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) June 9, 2018
Although Lyon's dismissal may well be the result of some hard-bargaining from the French club, some figures are under the impression that Fekir's move to the Premier League is not dead yet.
Deal for Nabil Fekir not dead. @LFC wanted to restructure terms to reflect issues with medical. Lyon président Jean-Michel Aulas a notoriously tough negotiator, refusing - so far - to budge on agreed deal. Fekir still wants Liverpool, and talks will resume after World Cup
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) June 9, 2018
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