Reports from France suggest that Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich have each made a late move for Liverpool target Nabil Fekir.
Yesterday, Le Parisien claimed that Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool had submitted a £52.6 million bid for Nabil Fekir, with the Reds and the player apparently keen to get a move done before the World Cup.
Lyon’s skipper and influential playmaker wants all negotiations concluded in the next week and a half to ensure he is able to focus on his World Cup campaign with France.
Hours after the Le Parisien report emerged, the Mirror waded in to say that although no bid has yet been lodged with Lyon, Fekir wants Liverpool and has met with club president Jean-Michel Aulas.
The French international made “it clear [to Aulas] he wants a move to Anfield and would like his future decided before the World Cup starts.”
Today, L’Equipe journalist Erik Bielderman said that a deal for Fekir should be completed soon even though he couldn’t offer an exact time frame.
More recently, however, French magazine Team has claimed that Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich have each made a late move in a bid to sign Nabil Fekir.
Liverpool est en avance sur les négociations avec Fekir, mais l’arrivée de l’Atletico Madrid et du Bayern Munich dans le dossier pourrait faire traîner les choses pour les Reds. Lyon espère une bonne coupe du Monde de Fekir pour faire augmenter les enchères. [L’équipe] pic.twitter.com/3DrPyfIcJV
— Premier League 🇫🇷 (@PLFrance_) May 31, 2018
The magazine does add that Liverpool are “ahead” in their negotiations to sign Fekir but interest from Madrid and Bayern will complicate matters and could see Lyon drag things out to get more money from the Reds.
If this is true, interest from other clubs will only mean that Liverpool will want to get a deal over the line as quickly as possible.