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Fekir, who drawn keen interest from some of the top clubs in Europe this summer, including Bayern Munich and Arsenal, will become Liverpool's third high-profile signing for next season.

Lyon have called off negotiations for the sale of forward Nabil Fekir to Liverpool, the French club announced on Saturday.

L'Equipe report that were not completely satisfied with the results of the medical and attempted to renegotiate Fekir's valuation with Lyon.

With Nabil Fekir-to-Liverpool all but done, Julien Laurens describes what kind of player he is and where he'd be best suited in Jurgen Klopp's XI.

France Football Association president Noel Le Graet had suggested the move was nearly completed - according to reports in France - before Lyon's announcement.

But Fekir has previously had serious knee problems, suffering a cruciate ligament rupture in his right leg in September 2015.

In a statement on Saturday evening, Lyon said: 'Although Liverpool has been the priority of a possible transfer of Nabil...

One of the most hyped transfer sagas for the past few months is on the verge of reaching its conclusion, as Liverpool have finally managed to strike a deal with Nabil Fekir.

Jurgen Klopp is desperate to bring the 24-year-old in as he seeks a replacement for Philippe Coutinho, who joined Barcelona in January.

This delay has seemingly ended Liverpool's hopes of completing the deal prior to the World Cup.

Lyon turned down a massive bid from Liverpool and added in their statement that they are "delighted" to keep their creative talisman as the French club will try to make waves in the Champions League this year, after not qualifying last season.

France forward Fekir has always been linked with a big-money move to Anfield and enjoyed a stellar campaign in France's top flight this season - scoring 18 goals and supplying a further eight assists.


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