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Lyon president drops update on Fekir's future

Lyon president drops update on Fekir's future

Lyon president drops update on Fekirs future

Aulas dismisses Fekir exit prior to the World Cup

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has said that Nabil Fekir still has a future with Les Gones and the club are in no rush to discuss his transfer to Liverpool before the World Cup.

The France international has come off a top season with Lyon where he contributed 23 goals and nine assists across all competitions and this has intensified the interest from Jurgen Klopp's side.

Despite this, Fekir has personally clarified that he is not close to joining the Reds and Aulas has now added to the story to suggest that any transfer discussions may only be held following the World Cup.

"There is no information contrary to what I mentioned in the last match. Nabil Fekir has a past at Olympique Lyonnais. He has a future," he told the club's official website.

"We will probably know more after the World Cup. But for the moment, he is from Lyon and we are very proud of him. I do not have an appointment with the leaders of Liverpool."

Liverpool recently completed the signing of Fabinho from AS Monaco for a reported fee of around £43.7m and they now appear to have set their sights on Fekir, who stood out for Les Gones last term.

Les Gones are alleged to demand at least £60m for their attacker this summer but this valuation could yet increase, should the Frenchman shine for Les Bleus in Russia this summer.