Liverpool too slow to sign Nabil Fekir, says Lyon president

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It had been reported Fekir would be joining Liverpool shortly after their Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid, with both parties eager to get a deal done before the player went with France to the World Cup.

Despite this, club President Aulas has refused to rule out a departure for Fekir amid reports of interest from Real Madrid. In the meantime, there have been suggestions that he could be up for grabs for the very same reason, although it remains to be seen how his role changes under Julen Lopetegui.

Jürgen Klopp is one the verge of achieving something incredibly special at Liverpool, but in order to take his Reds side to the next level, he quite simply must bring in another world class attacker.

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To add to their woes, the competition for Fekir is increasing by the day, with Real Madrid now being linked with him as well.

"It was expected at a certain point for him to go to Liverpool".

Insigne is an incredibly intelligent footballer, and with his magnificent vision, combined with a direct style of play, he would surely help Liverpool improve upon their already potent attacking play.

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A report from Mundo Deportivo, via Sport Witness, claims that Liverpool have offered an incredible €180 million (£158 million) for the young Spaniard.

But Lyon announced recently that the deal had been called off with Fekir set to stay at the club for the foreseeable future.

The Bernabéu board then made their move, handing Asensio a new contract running until 2023 and inserting a buy-out clause of 700 million euros into the deal. But, the player could just be a backup to Fekir, whose pursuit hasn't been ended just yet by the Reds.

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