Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas dismissed reports that the Premier League side are set to sign Nabil Fekir.
Reports emerged during Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday that the Merseyside club will sign the attacking midfielder for €70-million (£62m) in the upcoming transfer window, after the French forward netted 22 goals in all competitions for Lyon this term.
However, Klopp was quick to dismiss the possibility of the rumours being true, although he did not deny interest in the player.
‘During the game, we agreed to a deal? I would be surprised about that, to be honest. No comment,’ Klopp told reporters.
‘I never comment on transfer rumours. I’ve said more than I usually say.’
Lyon president Aulas stated that no discussions took place and expressed his desire to keep Fekir for next season.
‘We have had no contact with Liverpool [on Sunday]. Fekir is here,’ Aulas said after Lyon’s 3-0 victory over Troyes.
‘We hope to keep him and have him playing the Champions League with us next year.’
Fekir offered a similar response to questions about his future, saying: ‘We discussed some things after Moscow [the elimination from the Europa League in March] and managed to straighten things out.
‘I am still in Lyon. We still have two games left [this season]. I am good here. This club is in my heart.’
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