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Liverpool too slow to sign Nabil Fekir, says Lyon president

Though Lyon sensationally ended transfer saga of their captain Nabil Fekir with Liverpool it looks like the deal could be revived after a hint regarding future of their skipper dropped by their president Jean-Michael Aulas.

"I spoke with Fekir the day after the night when we made a decision to stop negotiations with Liverpool".

It would be intriguing to see how Fekir would fit in at Anfield, as the role he played so well last season for Lyon-in support of a centre-forward-didn't exist in this Liverpool side when they were at their best in 2017-18.

However that move to Anfield collapsed after reports suggested Liverpool had concerns regarding his medical results, leaving Lyon to announce that they would be pulling out of the deal. "It did not happen because things were dragged out too long".

The Spanish sports publication reported that Liverpool are keen on the Madrid man as they continue their search for a replacement for Phillipe Coutinho who left for Barcelona in January. I have always listened as a priority, the players are my sons.

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"At (one) stage it was foreseen he would go to Liverpool, I had given it the green light for it to go ahead", Aulas told RT France.

"He's an exceptional player, he keeps the ball in little space and has an incredible talent". "The fact things didn't work out with [a move to] Liverpool has led to interest from many clubs, among them Real Madrid and their manager".

"Anything is possible, we want him to stay but if he wants to go we will try to find the biggest team in terms of size and efficiency", he said.

"A World Cup is very special and it requires maximum demand and great deal of intensity", he added.

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