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Liverpool’s £57m move for Lyon ace Nabil Fekir ‘in doubt’ as club stalls following medical

It is not clear what the hold up is, but this news comes after Ligue 1 club 'categorically denied' they had agreed a deal

LIVERPOOL'S £57million move for Nabil Fekir is in doubt with the club stalling following the completion of his medical, according to reports.

It appeared a deal had been struck between the two sides for the transfer of the France international, until his current side Lyon post a tweet where they categorically denied this.

 Nabil Fekir's move to Liverpool in doubt as Reds stall after medical
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Nabil Fekir's move to Liverpool in doubt as Reds stall after medical
 Nabil Fekir alongside Kylian Mbappe while playing for France
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Nabil Fekir alongside Kylian Mbappe while playing for France

And now The Telegraph are reporting the move is in doubt as Liverpool hesitate on closing the deal after the player took his medical.

Fekir, 24, suffered a serious knee injury while playing for France three years ago and it is unclear if the hold-up is related to that.

Liverpool had been hoping to conclude the deal before the start of the World Cup and a deal looked close.

Reports had been suggesting Lyon would release a statement confirming the transfer — instead they categorically denied an agreement has been reached.

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 Nabil Fekir suffered a serious knee injury while playing for France three years ago
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Nabil Fekir suffered a serious knee injury while playing for France three years ago
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Liverpool have been very busy in the early part of this transfer window, completing a £44m deal for Fabinho just days after losing in the Champions League final.

Meanwhile, Naby Keita will officially be able to line up for Liverpool, having secured a move for this transfer window last summer.


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Fekir was named in France's World Cup squad ahead of some stellar names on the back of an outstanding season with Lyon.

He will be in Russia, while the likes of Anthony Martial, Dimitri Payet and Alexandre Lacazette miss out.