Bayern Munich’s chief scout Laurent Bosser apparently watched Nabil Fekir in action prior to the international break, ahead of a move for the Lyon man in the January transfer window, according to a report from German publication Kicker.
Fekir, who was widely known to be Klopp’s priority attacking target in the summer, is viewed as the ideal star to spark Bayern’s season into life after what has been a lacklustre start thus far.
Bosser was in attendance to see Fekir star in Lyon’s comeback from 2-o down to draw with Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League and will continue to keep a close eye on the 25-year-old.
The saga surrounding Fekir’s mooted move to Anfield went on all summer and a £53m fee was agreed between the two clubs, until Klopp decided to pull out over concerns over the durability of his right knee.
The move was so far advanced that Fekir had carried out interviews with the club’s official channel and him joining Liverpool seemed a formality until club doctors carried out further examinations, which revealed the issues with his knee could potentially cause further problems in the future.
With 23 goals and 8 assists in all appearances last season and a dead ball specialist, the Frenchman would have been perfect to fill the void left by Coutinho’s departure in January.
Although Fekir is still known to be keen on a move to Merseyside, Klopp appears to have moved on and it seems highly unlikely he’ll be lining up at Anfield anytime soon. A move to Bayern would appear much more feasible.