Merseyside giants Liverpool have been handed a major transfer blow following the news that long-term target Nabil Fekir is closing in on a new contract at his club.
Nabil Fekir plays his club football for French Ligue 1 giants Lyon at the moment.
The news of an imminent contract extension was revealed by Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas in his recent interview as monitored by popular English news outlet Daily Mirror.
Nabil Fekir came close to joining Liverpool last summer before the Reds pulled out of the £53m deal due to concerns over his knee.
The 25-year-old recovered from the disappointment of not joining Liverpool to play a part in the World Cup triumph for France last summer.
The French team won the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia and Fekir was part of the 23-man squad with Didier Deschamps as manager.
He has continued that good form into this season after netting 11 goals in 24 games for Lyon in all competitions.
Nabil Fekir showed why he’s a key player for Lyon on Friday night when he scored a contender for goal of the season in a 2-1 win over Guingamp at home in a league game.
His goal proved to be the winning goal for Lyon who have established themselves in the Champions League places on the league table.