Lyon chairman reopens possibility of Nabil Fekir moving to Liverpool 4 years ago

Lyon chairman reopens possibility of Nabil Fekir moving to Liverpool

Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has reopened the possibility of attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir joining Liverpool this summer.

Fekir was strongly linked with a move to Anfield before the World Cup but Liverpool reportedly pulled out of the deal due to reported complications with his medical after a fee and personal terms had already been agreed.

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Liverpool signed Switzerland winger Xherdan Shaqiri on Saturday in light of the collapse of the Fekir move but Aulas admits that he may yet still leave the club despite improving his relationship with Lyon over the last month.

"It seems to me that Liverpool could come back in," Aulas told le10sport.

"That's what I've read in the press, but I've not been told anything.

"His transfer failed in June, but he hasn't been affected by it. He is focused on the World Cup, and he still has his heart in Lyon. Nabil is much closer to Lyon today than he was when we talked to Liverpool.

"Maybe he will go to Liverpool, or another club, but if he stays at Lyon, it will be a great year for him and for us."

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Liverpool signed Shaqiri to what is believed to be a five-year deal with the triggering his £13m release clause from Stoke.

The Swiss international revealed that he previously tried to move to Liverpool a few years ago but that he is happy to be at the club where he aims to win tites.

"I'm very happy to be here. It's a huge club with big history, big players and a fantastic coach. So I'm really glad and happy to be here," Shaqiri told liverpoolfc.com.

"As a player you always want to be on the biggest stage in football. A few years ago I wanted to come too but it didn't happen. I'm really happy that now I'm finally here.

"I want to improve myself too, I want to be with the best and I want to win titles. That's what I'm here for."