Liverpool Eying £60m Fekir deal

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said negotiations were at “a standstill” but Reds are increasingly confident of landing their top target

Liverpool are looking to clinch the £60 million (€68m/$80m) signing of Nabil Fekir before he heads off to the World Cup with France.

The Lyon captain is the Reds’ primary target as they seek to add creativity to their attacking midfield options.

Progress over a deal has been slow, with Jean-Michel Aulas, the French club’s president, stating on Thursday that he felt the move would not be completed until after the World Cup .