Lyon are claimed to have set a deadline for any deal for captain Nabil Fekir, with Liverpool still touted with a move for the attacking midfielder.
Fekir is currently enjoying time off after France’s triumph in the World Cup final, but there remains uncertainty over his next destination.
Though an agreement with the Reds collapsed back in June, it has been widely touted that Fekir could still become Jurgen Klopp‘s next signing, on restructured terms.
It is believed that a move for the 24-year-old broke down due to concerns over his medical, but Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is open to renegotiation if Liverpool are still interested.
Now, according to L’Equipe, via Sport Witness, the Ligue 1 side have imposed a two-week deadline on resolving Fekir’s future.
They claim that Lyon want a decision by the end of the month, which would reduce the timeframe for Liverpool to secure a deal by over a week, with the transfer window closing on August 9.
Given Fekir has already undergone a medical and fulfilled media duties with the club this is still a possibility.
The signing of Xherdan Shaqiri came during the Swiss winger’s break, travelling to Liverpool to complete his £13 million move before heading to Mykonos.
With the club already receiving a first and second opinion on Fekir’s fitness, if they are to revive their interest it could simply be a matter of negotiating with Lyon.
It has been suggested this would not even be for a lower fee, rather a restructuring of the payment, which would be over the course of his five-year, £120,000-a-week contract.
If L’Equipe are to be believed, it could be an interesting fortnight ahead for Liverpool.