Liverpool have received encouraging news on their quest to land Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Lyon have revealed they will turn to PSG outcast Hatem Ben Arfa with Lyon’s president Jean-Michael Aulas admitting that the club would be interested in signing the 31-year-old, who plays in the same position as Fekir, as a replacement in case their star man departs the club.
With Lyon already planning a replacement, Fekir could be on the brink to a move to Merseyside and join a wealth of attacking threat already at the club.
The Reds have been heavily linked with the Frenchmen as they look to bolster their attacking options this summer.
But the Scousers will have to fight off interest from Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid if they are to add Fekir to their squad.
The 24-year-old racked up an impressive 18 goals and eight assists in Ligue 1 last season as Lyon finished third and confirmed Champions League football for next season.
He could be another attacking powerhouse in the already magnificent Liverpool forward line. His technical ability and impressive forward-thinking would be an ideal addition to Jurgen Klopp’s attacking threat.
Lyon are fighting to keep their talisman but the French side admit they will not stand in the way if the correct negotiations took place.
Fekir looks to be valued at £60 million and with £40 million already spent on Fabinho’s move to Anfield this summer, Liverpool will have to dip into their pockets again if they are to secure the attacking midfielder’s signature.
But Liverpool will still have money to spend from Philippe Coutinho’s big money departure to Barcelona back in January.
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