Liverpool have not agreed a deal or even submitted a bid for Lyon attacker Nabil Fekir, according to reliable journalist Neil Jones.
Jones, who is the Liverpool correspondent for Goal, further claimed that there is no bid imminent from the Reds, despite widespread reports to the contrary.
He delivered the massive update on his personal Twitter account following Liverpool’s 1-0 loss to Chelsea on Sunday evening:
For what it's worth, I'm told #LFC have not agreed a deal, or even bid, for Nabil Fekir.
Whether they will in the future, your guess is as good as mine right now, but nothing imminent as far as I am aware.
No idea on Dembele – first I'd heard was in the press conference!
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) May 6, 2018
As reported by French outlet RMC Sport on Sunday, Liverpool are said to have agreed a £61million plus add-ons deal to sign the Lyon forward this summer, with the club also eyeing up Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele.
Good move for Liverpool?
Fekir has been in stunning form for Lyon all season, netting 22 goals and laying on seven assists in all competitions for the second-placed Ligue 1 club.
The 24-year-old has put himself firmly in contention for a starting place for France at this summer’s World Cup with his form, which would be a massive feat considering Les Bleus ridiculously deep squad.
The attacking midfielder would add some real depth to the Liverpool attack, and his versatility will also come in handy for Jurgen Klopp as he looks to guide the Reds to the Premier League title next season.
This is Futbol rating: 9/10
Likely to happen?
It looks as though these reports suggesting a deal has been struck are lacking in substance.
That does not necessarily mean this one will not happen however, and it would make sense for the Reds to be interesting in Fekir, who has been one of Europe’s best players this season.
It does look like he will leave Lyon this summer, with Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Arsenal linked with him this season as well.
Liverpool do have cash from the sale of Philippe Coutinho, and could therefore submit a big bid for Fekir, but we will have to wait and see whether that actually happens.
This is Futbol rating: 3/10