Leaked Image Shows Nabil Fekir In A Liverpool Shirt
The France international has been strongly linked with a move to Anfield for several weeks now, with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp reportedly prepared to part with upward of £50 million to secure his services from Lyon.
However, the French club issued a statement earlier today insisting Fekir was still their player and new agreement had been reached with Liverpool.
Lyon denied the news from French newspaper L'Equipe on Thursday night that deal had already been done, saying "The information on the transfer of Nabil Fekir is false. Olympique Lyonnais categorically denies the false information disseminated by many media about the transfer of Nabil Fekir to the Liverpool club.
"In this period of transfers where the slightest rumour is often presented as a reality, Olympique Lyonnais recalls that only the information disseminated by the club on its website is authentic."
Not too long after that, the below image appeared on various social media channels, purporting to show Fekir posing for some publicity shots in Liverpool's kit for next season:
Fekir has been with the France squad getting ready for the World Cup but he's been linked with the Reds pretty much ever since the Champions League final finished.
It looked like Jurgen Klopp's side would run out of time to do the deal before the tournament in Russia starts next week and that would potentially mean an increase in his price if he performed well.
Now it seems that the 24 year old has been in Merseyside to complete his medical, probably when the picture was taken for the announcement, and will sign for £52.8 million very shortly.
Liverpool have already confirmed the signing of Fabinho for next season whilst Naby Keita's signing was wrapped up last year for this summer.
There's every chance Jurgen Klopp is putting together a team strong enough to compete with Manchester City for the Premier League title.
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