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Liverpool still locked in negotiations over Nabil Fekir despite reports France forward set for medical

Liverpool have marked Fekir as a key target ever since the sale of Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool are still locked in negotiations with Lyon over the transfer of Nabil Fekir, despite reports in France suggesting the forward would arrive for a medical at Anfield on Sunday.

Lyon are understood to want close to €70m (£61m) for the 24-year-old who has had an outstanding season for the Ligue 1 club, scoring 23 goals and providing eight assists in 40 appearances in all competitions, while Liverpool’s valuation is around £50m.

Liverpool have marked Fekir as a key target ever since the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January for a fee which could reach £140m. That well-publicised figure, coupled with Fekir’s impressive form, has strengthened Lyon’s resolve in negotiations.

The transfer is still expected to be completed before the France international travels to Russia for the World Cup, but on Sunday Liverpool insisted Fekir would not yet be undergoing a medical and that several details are yet to be finalised.

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