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Why Liverpool are facing race against time to conclude Nabil Fekir deal after making breakthrough with Lyon; Lyon have finally indicated they will let Fekir go as long as the price is right, with Liverpool hopeful the fee will not exceed [pounds sterling]50m.

Byline: David Maddock

Liverpool face a race against the clock to complete the signing of Nabil Fekir.

Mirror Sport revealed earlier this weekthat the Reds had finally made a breakthrough in the pursuit of the France and Lyon star.

Lyon have finally indicated they will let Fekir go as long as the price is right, with Liverpool hopeful the fee will not exceed [pounds sterling]50m.

Fekir is said to be 100 percent decided on Anfield as his next destination and Liverpool want to complete a deal before the World Cup gets underway next week.

But they now face a race against the clock to ensure he is a Liverpool player by the time he kicks his first ball in Russia.

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France play their final friendly against the United States on Saturday in Lyon, which could well be Fekir's final match in the city.

They will then head out to Russia on either Sunday or early next week ahead of their opener with Australia on Saturday June 16.

While Liverpool's Sporting Director Michael Edwards will continue to push for an agreement, Fekir himself is happy to wait until after the tournament in Russia after getting the commitment to sell from Lyon chief Jean-Michel Aulas.

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Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is also planning to bolster his attacking options further, by also seriously contemplating a [pounds sterling]12m move for Xherdan Shaqiri.

He wants a flexible, pacey forward line who can fulfil a variety of roles, and sees both Fekir and Shaqiri as offering much needed variety and depth to his free flowing side.

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LyonFekir looks on

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French forward Nabil Fekir

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Nabil Fekir during training

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Title Annotation:Sport,Football,Transfer News
Publication:Daily Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 7, 2018
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