Liverpool looking back to Olympique Lyonnais for long-term target Nabil Fékir

By Scott Mason – @ScottMason00

Liverpool have reignited their interest in Nabil Fékir according to the Express.

The Olympique Lyonnais attacking midfielder was close to signing for the Reds before this seasons campaign before concerns over the Frenchman’s knee were reported as the reason the deal fell through.

The Anfield club had agreed a deal with the Ligue 1 side worth around £52m with the World Cup winner allegedly even doing a ‘welcome’ interview with LFC TV.

Liverpool could potentially get the Lyon captain at a knock-down fee as he has yet to sign a new deal with only 18 months left on his contract.

It is unclear if Klopp will chase the signature of Fékir in January or wait until the summer window – either way, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas will likely not allow his prize asset out of his grasp with ease.

To add competition, Fékir has also been linked heavily with Chelsea as well as Liverpool’s Champions League opponents Bayern Munich.

Reignited interest in Fékir comes after previous target Christian Pulisic agreed to move to Chelsea in a deal worth £58 million, and odds on the Frenchman signing for the Reds in January have fallen dramatically.

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