Jurgen Klopp Refuses to Rule Out Fekir Deal

Jurgen Klopp has provided fresh hope that a deal for Nabil Fekir can be resurrected this summer. 

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Liverpool initially agreed a £53million deal inclusive of add-ons back in June, but a move collapsed at the eleventh hour after an unsatisfactory medical opinion.

It is believed Liverpool attempted to restructure a deal, leaving Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas disgusted, ending all negotiations for the midfielder.

However, Nabil Fekir’s desire to join Liverpool, and only Liverpool, has placed Aulas in a tricky position.

When asked by SkySports.com whether a deal for Fekir was completely dead, Jurgen Klopp didn’t rule it out.

“Nothing really to say about that. I said something already about it – I think in a pre-season game. It’s probably… done… but there’s 2 weeks left.”

“If nothing happens with our boys then I’m happy. I’m fine. If something happens you have to make sure you can react, if not now, next year.”

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Following the news of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain being set to miss the whole of next season, or at least the greater majority, it’s clear as to why a versatile attacking midfielder was on the cards this summer.

Liverpool still want a “number 10” and will attempt to restructure a deal for Fekir on the basis Aulas compromises. The ball is in Lyons court.

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