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Numerous forwards have been linked with a move to Anfield, but reports of an agreement with Lyon for the transfer of Fekir began to intensify on Thursday, with some even suggesting an announcement was expected within 24 hours.
Reports on Thursday night from both England and France explained how an initial £48 million fee for the French attacker had been agreed between the two clubs, with the medical to take place at France's Clairefontaine training facility.
Manager Jurgen Klopp didn't sign a specific replacement for Philippe Coutinho when he departed for Barcelona in January, but Fekir could be compared to the Brazilian.
Just when it seemed Liverpool were on the brink of making another summer signing, Lyon have dropped a bombshell about Nabil Fekir's proposed move. "Olympique Lyonnais categorically denies the false information disseminated by media about the transfer of Nabil Fekir to Liverpool".
Lyon categorically denied as "fake news" media reports suggesting that a transfer would take place within hours which would bring 24-year-old Fekir to Anfield once he has finished duty for France at the World Cup in Russian Federation.
"In this period of transfers where the slightest rumour is often presented as a reality, Olympique Lyonnais recalls that only the information released by the club on its website is authentic".
Liverpool fans can be encouraged somewhat, however, by the fact that Lyon have done exactly this before.