Liverpool agree Nabil Fekir deal with Lyon

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The Nabil Fekir transfer saga appears to be drawing to a close as the Lyon attacking midfielder is now closer than ever to completing his move to Liverpool.

Liverpool have already signed the defensive midfielder Fabinho from Monaco for £43.7m and Naby Keita will arrive from Red Bull Leipzig this summer for £52.75m.

But Liverpool have dug deep and agreed a fee with Lyon, with the Reds reportedly paying an initial £48m to take him to Anfield.

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The same article states that Fekir would be a natural replacement for Philippe Coutinho after the Brazil worldwide completed a £142m move to FC Barcelona in the January transfer window.

The 24-year-old has interest from a number of clubs but is known to be interested in joining up with Jurgen Klopp and his Champions League finalists.

There had been concerns for Liverpool fans that the transfer negotiations could grind to a halt after Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas claimed that the transfer was "at a standstill" earlier on Thursday.

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Fekir is a very good attacking player who would be a brilliant signing for Liverpool and would enhance their chances of winning the Premier League title next season.

Klopp and co. hope to complete the transfer before the commencement of the FIFA World Cup, next week.

Shaqiri, 26, has a release clause of just £12m after Stoke were relegated to the Championship. "We haven't set a price tag because we haven't discussed this [Fekir's transfer] yet".

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