Lyon captain Nabil Fekir has been high on Liverpool's transfer wishlist for months, but Jurgen Klopp's Reds may be made to wait for the 24-year-old's signature.
This is according to the French international's agent, Jean-Pierre Bernes, who spoke to Le Progres this weekend.
Bernes claimed that while "Liverpool's interest exists", the two clubs are yet to agree a deal for Fakir, who is expected to move for around £60 million. As such, Klopp may fall short in his quest to land Fekir before the World Cup.
Fekir to Liverpool was thought to be a "done deal" as recently as last week. Liverpool have scouted him extensively in 2018, but while Bernes claims "nothing is done and other clubs could come in," his words could be written off as an agent attempting to drum up interest in his player. Either way, they'll do little to dampen Reds fans' excitement.
2017-18 was Fekir's breakout season, with the Frenchman notching 23 goals and 8 assists throughout the campaign. An exciting, dynamic attacking midfielder with a wicked left foot, he'd add a new dimension to Liverpool's already devastating frontline. For now, however, he remains an Olympique Lyonnais player.
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