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Nabil Fekir’s dad has just given a very surprising update about the Lyon star’s future

The playmaker had been linked with a £63million switch to Anfield this summer - but his father has rubbished the claim

LIVERPOOL’S hopes of signing Nabil Fekir look to have been dashed.

There had been reports that Jurgen Klopp was lining up a £63million move for the Lyon playmaker.

Nabil Fekir is not on his way to Anfield, says his dad

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Nabil Fekir is not on his way to Anfield, says his dad

French TV station Canal + even reported that Klopp has already met Fekir, 24, in a bid to bring him to Anfield.


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But the Lyon skipper’s dad Mohamed was keen to distance his son from a Liverpool transfer.

He said: “Nabil in Liverpool, that’s wrong. I hear there are arrangements, stuff like that. I was surprised.

“I can deny this information right now, it’s not true. Otherwise Nabil would have told me right away, we are very close.

The French playmaker has scored 22 goals this season

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The French playmaker has scored 22 goals this season

Nabil Fekir has been in sensational form for the French giants this season

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Fekir has been in sensational form for the French giants

“His dream is to play in the Champions League with his boyhood club.”

On Sunday Lyon took to Twitter to deny that a deal with Liverpool was done and dusted.

Chief executive Jean-Michel Aulas responded after L’Equipe “confirmed” that Fekir has an agreement in place with Lyon to allow him to leave the club in the off-season.

The respected French daily newspaper added that the situation applied even if Lyon make the Champions League.

Fekir has formed a formidable scoring partnersip with Memphis Depay

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Fekir has formed a formidable scoring partnersip with Memphis Depay

According to reports in France, Jurgen Klopp has met up with Lyon striker Nabil Fekir

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According to reports in France Jurgen Klopp met up with Fekir

He said: “We have no contact with Liverpool today. Nabil Fekir is here. We hope to keep it next year to play the Champions League.”


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Fekir has scored 22 goals in all competitions this season as well as laying on a further seven assists.

This summer Fekir will be hoping to impress for France at the World Cup in Russia.

Arsenal are also thought to be keen having raided Lyon for £50m France star Alexandre Lacazette last summer. Chelsea are interested, too.