Lyon give update on 'hesitating' Nabil Fekir

Martial has opened talks with United over contract extension

Martial has opened talks with United over contract extension

Liverpool FC are aiming to complete the signing of Nabil Fekir after the Champions League final this weekend, according to reports in the British media.

However, Fekir insists that he is "not close" to making a decision over his future and suggested that any move may have to wait until after this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation.

With Naby Keita already coming in and more spending a certainty this summer, Fekir would represent a tremendous addition to bolster the attacking half of the pitch.

Fekir told reporters at a pre-World Cup training camp at Clairefontaine: "Do I have a personal favourite between Liverpool and Real for the Champions League final? I will take time to reflect on things". There are talks with clubs.

Reds supporters need not yet be unduly concerned; first of all Fekir's reply could be seen as a confirmation that Liverpool are involved in talks for him.

Martial has been linked with a move away from United
Martial has been linked with a move away from United

After a successful season at Lyon that saw him score 23 goals in 40 appearances, Fekir is part of Didier Deschamps' France team heading to Russian Federation for the World Cup.

Fekir, however, has now spoken out about the latest reports, claiming a move to Liverpool is still far off whilst he considers his options.

"We simply know that teams are interested". "His agent, Jean-Pierre Bernes has told us so".

'There have been no discussions either with Nabil or with other clubs, so it's very premature.

Following their Champions League clash against Real Madrid, Liverpool are planning on intensifying their pursuit of Fekir, with the goal scoring midfielder viewed as an ideal replacement for Philippe Coutinho who departed the club in January to join Barcelona.

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