Monday 23 July 2018

Liverpool target Nabil Fekir could now be on his way to Manchester United

Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Lyon President Jean Michael-Aulas has confirmed that he has spoken 'at length' to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho over a possible move for France midfielder Nabil Fekir.

Liverpool were close to signing Fekir earlier this month as the player underwent a medical with the Anfield club, but the deal fell through after concerns were expressed over the player's fitness following a serious knee injury in 2016.

There has been an expectation that Liverpool would try to revive the Fekir deal after the World Cup after the player's agent suggested the deal was not dead, yet Mourinho's talks with Aulas may take this transfer story in a different direction.

"I was with Jose Mourinho the other day. We had long discussions," Jean-Michel Aulas told beIN Sports.

"Personally, I am no longer in discussions with Liverpool. At the moment, we are waiting for France and Nabil to have a fantastic World Cup."

Fekir has only played a minor role in France's World Cup story so far and didn't even make their first eleven for Tuesday's game against Denmark despite coach Didier Deschamps making changes to his line-up ahead of their last-16 clash against Argentina on Saturday.

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