Monday, 15 October, 2018

Chelsea step up interest in Reds target Nabil Fekir

Lyon's French forward Nabil Fekir reacts as he takes part in a training session at the Groupama Olympique Lyonnais training center in Decines Charpieu near Ly Klopp hails Cork's Kelleher as 'outstanding talent'
Jan Ortega | 06 August, 2018, 23:49

The 25-year-old also attracted interest from Liverpool as the Merseysiders came close to signing Fekir in a £53m deal shortly before the World Cup begin in June but the proposed deal collapsed due to concerns over an old knee injury that was flagged up in the medical.

Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are their only senior centre backs fit and available ahead of the new season.

"Joel, we'll have to see", said Klopp speaking to the Liverpool Echo.

Manchester United and Chelsea are likely to conduct some business in the next two and a half days as they are yet to sign the players they want while Liverpool are still tipped for late moves despite Klopp saying he won't be active as far as incomings are concerned.

Liverpool next play Torino on Tuesday night, but it is unlikely that Alisson will feature again as Loris Karius is primed to get the nod in the Reds' final pre-season fixture of the summer. "Klavan, shouldn't be too serious, but if Tuesday is too early, I don't know yet", mused the German manager, hinting at a tactical reshuffle.

"Very cool with the ball as we saw in the pre-season games when he played in front of 100,000 and 60,000 he wasn't bothered about that, and that's a very important skill".

'Maybe we will do some magic things with the formation on Tuesday. I am very good here.

The Lyon captain scored 18 times in Ligue 1 last season, as well as providing eight assists, to help his side finish third and secure Champions League qualification.

The creative forward has been linked with a summer move to the Premier League, with both Liverpool and Chelsea reported to be interested. "It is not about judging our situation and thinking "wow, really good".

"We have another game on Tuesday and we need to make sure we use that game as well".

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