The next 24 hours could prove to be an exciting time for Liverpool fans as reports claim a new signing is imminent. According to the Independent, there is a high probability of a new face arriving at Melwood by Friday.
The past 48 hours have seen the club make significant inroads into deals for Lyon star Nabil Fekir and Stoke’s Swizz international Xherdan Shaqiri.
The transfer of Nabil Fekir has so far proved difficult for the club to negotiate. However, the French international has made it clear to Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas that his future lies at Liverpool.
The Independent reports that Aulas has now finally given in to Fekir’s wish and that he is open to selling to Liverpool provided they meet his valuation of the Lyon playmaker.
The French club has already planned for Fekir’s departure by negotiating the renewal of promising young talent Houssem Aouar’s contract. Hatem Ben Arfa is also another target for Lyon to replace Fekir.
Xherdan Shaqiri was most recently linked with a switch to the Reds back in 2014/2015. However, with Stoke’s relegation from the Premier League, the Swizz international has a reported £12million relegation clause in his contract.
The 26-year-old’s moderate transfer fee makes him a low-risk signing who will add quality depth to Liverpool’s front line.
Both Fekir and Shaqiri are on International duty at the moment and both players fly out to Russia in the coming days.
All international managers at the World Club have made it clear to their players that no transfer activities will take place during the world cup. Therefore, the next 24 hours will prove vital for Liverpool as they hope to wrap up one of these signings before the World Cup begins next week.