Liverpool will not sign Nabil Fekir this window and is keen on stay at Lyon to take part in the Champions League, according to RMC Sport’s Jonatan MacHardy.

With just nine days to go until the summer transfer window closes for Premier League clubs, it’s unlikely that Liverpool can secure a deal for Nabil Fekir after the well-publicised collapse in talks with Lyon.

The player was so close to joining the Reds that he had even completed an announcement video, filmed by LFCTV, and had conducted an interview with the club’s official television channel.

Yet, an issue with his knee and the subsequent request to restructure payment by Anfield representatives saw Lyon pull the plug.

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That breakdown in talks was almost two months ago and the two parties don’t seem to be anywhere close to coming to an agreement – even if Fekir reportedly views a switch to Liverpool as his “dream” move.

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RMC Sport’s Jonatan MacHardy suggests that the player actually sees staying at Lyon this season as being quite an attractive prospect or at the very least, preferable to joining Chelsea or Manchester United.

“Nabil Fekir has all the interest to stay in Lyon and will play the Champions League,” MacHardy told After Foot RMC.

“He’s coming out of a bad injury. We are football fans and we love to see Nabil play. It’s a pleasure to see him playing at home. I hope he will stay.”

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