Transfer Talk:£60m Nabil Fekir transfer set 'to be confirmed next week



Liverpool bosses are expected to back Jurgen Klopp in the transfer window after reaching the Champions League final. A £52.75m deal has already been agreed for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita and a swoop for Fekir would take their summer spending rocketing past the £100m barrier. Fekir enjoyed a stunning season for Lyon, scoring 23 goals in 40 appearances. The 24-year-old is attracting plenty of interest and Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas claims his suitors will have to stump up a big fee. "He has magnificently earned the right to go to Russia with the French national team," Aulas said. "That gives him a superior status. "For the moment, nothing has been decided. You'll have to be very rich to recruit Nabil Fekir this year." Despite claims a deal with Liverpool is imminent, Aulas says he has not been in touch with his Anfield counterparts. “There has been no contact at all with Liverpool, nor with any other club," he said. "I haven't talked about his future with him at all. "Nabil also really wants to stay after qualifying [for the Champions League]. We're going to talk it through calmly." Fekir was given a standing ovation by fans in Lyon’s final game of the season - a 3-2 win over Nice He appeared emotional in Lyon’s final game of the season, which sparked speculation over his future. When asked about his reaction, he said: “Farewell? Frankly, I don’t know. “I spent an exceptional season here with players, fans and the staff. We ended up in beauty. “You have to pass a course, it is true. I think I gave everything to Lyon. “Now it is time to look into the future.”

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