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Lyon boss comments on Nabil Fekir situation

Nabil Fekir

Lyon boss Bruno Génésio has admitted he’s not sure whether or not he will have Nabil Fekir at his disposal next season.

The 24-year-old France international saw his proposed transfer to Liverpool collapse at the 11th hour and the player subsequently finds himself in transfer limbo.

Liverpool insist their interest in the player has ended but we would’t be surprised if they went on to sign him if Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas agrees to cover medical insurance premiums in relation to the player’s knee which was flagged up during his medical.

Génésio obviously wants to retain Fekir and for now, he’s hoping that will be the case.

He said: “I am working under the assumption that he will stay with us. He wants to take the next step.

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“The president has offered him the chance to leave. We will see after the World Cup. If Nabil is here, it makes my job easier.

“I would be happy to keep him. I think that he is looking at two possibilities: to stay to play the Champions’ League with us or to leave to join a bigger club.

“I would have liked him to play more for France. There is still, I hope three matches to come with the French national team.”

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