Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has suggested that any Liverpool deal for Nabil Fekir will have to wait. The French newspaper are reporting that both sides are now eager for a deal to be done before France fly out to Russian Federation this weekend with a fee of 65 millions Euros the reported price tag.
The Lyon captain has informed his boyhood club of his preference for Anfield and the deal is expected to be finalised before the 24-year-old heads to the World Cup.
'The deal is at a standstill.
Fekir is due to fly to Russian Federation with France's World Cup squad after their game against the United States of America on Saturday. Nothing has happened, ' he told the club's official website.
Fekir's proposed arrival would be the latest ambitious statement from the Champions League finalists after the £39m signing of Brazilian midfielder Fabinho from Monaco, and with Naby Keita arriving from RB Leipzig in July in a deal worth £52.75m.
"The transfer will certainly not close during the World Cup and I do not think there is any change before the World Cup", Aulas claimed.
"We haven't set a starting price because we haven't discussed that yet".
Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid are also reportedly interested in the French worldwide - but Liverpool are now in the driving seat.