Nabil Fekir Booked In For Liverpool Medical On Friday

Liverpool make major breakthrough in race to sign Nabil Fekir

Liverpool have been heavily linked with Lyon captain Nabil Fekir in recent weeks.

Jean-Michel Aulas, the Lyon president, offered little encouragement when speaking on Thursday.

The clubs are yet to agree a fee, but talks could conclude on Friday about a deal that may amount to 60m euros - 55m plus a maximum of 5m add-ons.

The 24-year-old is part of the France squad for the upcoming World Cup. Liverpool, however, continued to press ahead with negotiations and appear to have broken Aulas's resolve to keep the attacking midfielder until after the World Cup in the hope of starting an auction.

Liverpool could complete the signing of key summer target Nabil Fekir in the next 48 hours, with the Frenchman set for a medical on Friday.

Having already signed Fabinho from Monaco, Jurgen Klopp is clearly looking to bolster his midfield options.

A fourth transfer could soon be on the cards with reports claiming a £12m deal for Stoke's Xherdan Shaqiri could be in the pipeline. The case won't certainly be resolved during the World Cup and I do not think that there will be changes before (the WC).

"He added: "[We] have not set a base price because we have not discussed this yet".

Bayern Munich and Atlético Madrid have also been linked with Fekir, who can operate in a number of forward roles and would in effect be Philippe Coutinho's replacement at Anfield.

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