Liverpool Close to Landing French Ace


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Liverpool are “99%” of the way to signing Lyon attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir according to the Sunday Mirror.

Jurgen Klopp is determined to fill the gap left by Philippe Coutinho’s departure to Barcelona in January with the France international who netted 22 goals this season in domestic football.

A deal worth £60m is being hammered out between the two clubs and is expected to be completed before the World Cup finals begin in June.

Fekir was circumspect about his future after Lyon’s 2 – 1 win over Nice in the final Ligue Un match of the season. Ahead of the match, he told reporters that “I do not think about [whether this is his final match for the club].

“As I said before, my only priority is to win this match against Nice. I am only thinking about this. After the match, we’ll see.”

The Merseyside club are determined to cash in on their status as Champions League finalists and sign the elite players they need to challenge for the Premier League title next season.

Already guaranteed a return to next season’s Champions League, Jurgen Klopp is determined to preside over another period of Liverpool supremacy at home and abroad.

With Roma’s Alisson and Stoke City’s Jack Butland, both 25, being eyed as replacements for Simon Mignolet, 31, the German coach is keen to strengthen both ends of the pitch.

Signing Fekir will add more firepower to an already potent attack.