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Nabil Fekir insists move to Liverpool is 'not close'

'I'm not close to the Reds': Nabil Fekir distances himself from Liverpool switch after potential suitors lose Champions League final

  • Liverpool have been persistently linked with a move for Lyon's Nabil Fekir
  • The France playmaker revealed that switch to Premier League club is 'not close' 
  • Fekir's comments follow those of Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas this week

By Press Association Sport Staff

Published: 08:49 EDT, 27 May 2018 | Updated: 08:55 EDT, 27 May 2018

Nabil Fekir insists a move to Liverpool is 'not close' as speculation mounts over the Lyon playmaker's future.

Jurgen Klopp's side, beaten by Real Madrid in Saturday night's Champions League final, have been persistently linked with a move worth in the region of £60million for the 24-year-old France international, who captained the Ligue 1 side this season.

But Fekir told French television programme Telefoot on Sunday morning: 'I'm not close to the Reds.

Nabil Fekir insists a move to Liverpool is 'not close' as speculation mounts over his future
Nabil Fekir insists a move to Liverpool is 'not close' as speculation mounts over his future

Nabil Fekir insists a move to Liverpool is 'not close' as speculation mounts over his future


'There are talks with clubs. I will take time to reflect on things.'

Fekir's comments follow those of Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas earlier this week which suggested the player could stay with the club despite appearing to bid farewell to their fans following the final game of the season.

Liverpool have been persistently linked with a move worth in the region of £60million for Fekir
Liverpool have been persistently linked with a move worth in the region of £60million for Fekir

Liverpool have been persistently linked with a move worth in the region of £60million for Fekir

'We simply know that teams are interested. His agent, Jean-Pierre Bernes, has told us so,' Aulas told L'Equipe.

'There have been no discussions either with Nabil or with other clubs, so it's very premature. He's also hesitating about whether he wants to play in the Champions League with Lyon.'

Lyon finished third in Ligue 1 to secure a return to Europe's top table next season.

Fekir's comments follow those of Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas earlier this week
Fekir's comments follow those of Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas earlier this week

Fekir's comments follow those of Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas earlier this week

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