On Friday evening, a number of curious clues emerged that all seem to point to a transfer for Nabil Fekir while some remain doubtful.
Lyon face fifth division French outfit Bourges Foot on Saturday evening and left Nabil Fekir out of their squad, raising question marks. While he isn’t needed for the test and might be being rested, other key players have been involved.
Usually, if there is a specific reason that isn’t particularly sinister, Lyon will disclose the reason why a player is not part of a matchday squad and the lack of communication on their skipper’s whereabouts is unusual.
The Independent write that with just 18 months left on Fekir’s contract with Lyon, the Ligue 1 outfit has an ever increasingly softening stance on selling him as they cannot risk letting him leave after almost securing a £53m fee for him last summer.
A Turkish journalist, whose reliability is uncertain, says that Fekir is on his way to Liverpool and is a player that can be the X-factor in deciding the Premier League title race this season.
With Liverpool just offloading Dominic Solanke for £19m+ as well as a loan fee for Nathaniel Clyne, there is cash to spend no doubt but whether or not Klopp is actually in the market for Fekir or anyone else for that matter we will see in due course.
The Reds are four points ahead of Manchester City in the Premier League table and will be hopeful of maintaining their title bid and winning the trophy for the first time since it was rebranded in 1992.