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Liverpool want Nabil Fekir deal done before World Cup

08 June 2018

L'Equipe claim Liverpool will pay up to £53m for Fekir, with an initial fee of approximately £48m.

Fekir will be given permission to leave France's World Cup training base and could undergo his medical on Merseyside on Friday.

Jurgen Klopp has moved fast since the transfer window opened with the midfielder likely to become his third signing.

According to the same story, the France global has indicated that he will only move to Liverpool FC in the current transfer window to force Lyon's hand.

The German goalkeeper has been with Leverkusen since 2011 but they have now signed Lukas Hradecky from Frankfurt and thus Leno might no longer been the first choice custodian anymore.

Jean-Michel Aulas, the Lyon president, offered little encouragement when speaking on Thursday.

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Klopp and co. hope to complete the transfer before the commencement of the FIFA World Cup, next week.

The French worldwide is expected to replace Philippe Coutinho, who was sold to Barcelona in the January transfer window.

'We haven't set a starting price because we haven't discussed that yet'.

This news will be music to the ears of Liverpool fans as the man touted as the long-term Coutinho replacement looks finally set to don the famous red jersey and call Anfield his new home.

Liverpool have already signed Fabinho from Monaco for £43.7m this summer, while Naby Keita is also arriving after a deal was agreed with RB Leipzig last summer.

Liverpool want Nabil Fekir deal done before World Cup