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08th Jun 2018

Nabil Fekir to Liverpool appears to be back on after ‘leaked’ image

Back on again, for now

Simon Lloyd

We’ll level with you, we’re struggling to keep up with this Nabil Fekir to Liverpool business

Let us recap…

Strongly linked with a move to Anfield over the last couple of weeks, reports on Thursday night claimed Fekir would be confirmed as a Liverpool player on Friday.

Then, he wasn’t. Lyon released a statement to deny his move to Merseyside was imminent, and rumours even started to do the rounds on social media that the French international had failed a medical.

It doesn’t end there though.

Fresh reports claim the deal is back on, partly fuelled by a leaked image showing Fekir in full Liverpool kit that’s been doing the rounds on social media on Friday.

Here it is. We’ll let you decide whether or not this is someone dicking around on photoshop just to get people excited.

Exhausting, isn’t it?

Reports on Thursday claimed Liverpool’s medical staff had travelled to Paris to conduct a medical with the player, who is currently with the France team preparing for the World Cup. They added that he would cost Liverpool £48.4m with Lyon also set to receive a further £4.4m in bonuses, too.

If confirmed, he will become Liverpool’s second major signing of the summer after the acquisition of Fabinho from AS Monaco. Naby Keita will become the third on July 1 when he arrives from RB Leipzig, assuming Liverpool don’t decide to sign Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke before then.

The Swiss international indicated he would leave Stoke earlier in the week, with reports following that Liverpool were interested in activating the £12m relegation release clause in his contract.

Fekir appears to be the main objective for the time being however. Liverpool have been said to be keen to tie him down before he leaves for the World Cup. He is set to depart for Russia following France’s final warm-up game with the USA on Saturday.