Lyon offer Nabil Fekir contract extension

Liverpool too slow to sign Nabil Fekir, says Lyon president

The Reds already had confirmed that they'd be signing Naby Keita in the summer and then quickly after their loss to Real Madrid had wrapped up Monaco midfielder Fabinho.

"I spoke with Nabil Fekir the day after the night when we chose to stop negotiations with Liverpool", Aulas told Le Parisien.

Liverpool was on the brink to sign the French ace Nabil Fekir last month but sensational verdict by Lyon upon their star's rumours saw the saga to take a bitter end in favour of Reds.

The France global seemed set to complete a move to Anfield before Lyon announced a deal had collapsed and he would be staying with the Ligue 1 side.

As noted by Anderson, it's been reported that Liverpool were close to getting a deal done for Fekir, although the move was scuppered due to concerns over a serious knee injury picked up earlier in his career. "It did not happen because things were dragged out too long".

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He said: "Nabil is an exceptional player".

After seemingly missing out on Nabil Fekir, Liverpool are looking at alternatives. "I hope he will stay, but if he absolutely wants to leave, we will try to find him the biggest club".

"Everything is possible. My objective is to keep him at the club".

"At (one) stage it was foreseen he would go to Liverpool, I had given it the green light for it to go ahead", Aulas told RT France. It's true that because a move to Liverpool was not conclusive we sparked the interest of lots of other clubs and not just Real Madrid. The Reds have, in fact, lodged a €180 million bid to Real Madrid to sign the Spaniard in the summer transfer window.

The tale looks like will follow the path of Van Dijk's transfer saga and is resulting into unsettlement in Liverpool's fan base.

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