Liverpool have reportedly turned their back on signing France international midfielder Nabil Fekir, according to the Daily Mail.
The Premier League side, who have signed Fabinho (AS Monaco – £43.7m), Naby Keita (RB Leipzig – £52.75m), Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City – £13.5m) and Isaac Christie-Davies (Chelsea – Free) so far this summer transfer window, have been constantly linked with attempting to lure the Lyon star to Anfield ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.
The 25-year-old, who has 18 international caps for his country, scored an impressive 23 goals and provided eight assists in 40 appearances in all competitions for the Ligue 1 outfit last season.
Fekir featured in all but one of France’s fixtures at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia this summer, as they went on to defeat Croatia 4-2 in the final on Sunday.
The central midfielder graduated through the French club’s youth academy, and has netted 57 times in 153 senior outings for the club overall.
However, the report claims The Reds have dropped all interest in trying to land the Lyon player this summer.
Having agreed a world record £66.8m fee for AS Roma and Brazil goalkeeper Alisson, Liverpool are moving on from Fekir and will instead turn their attention to trimming down Jurgen Klopp’s first-team squad ahead of the new campaign.
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