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May 18, 2018

Lyon attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir has claimed that he is free to discuss his future with the club president ahead of the summer transfer window.

The 24-year-old attacker has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool in the recent weeks, while Premier League rivals Chelsea are also in the market for his signature.

France international midfielder has remained coy when probed about his plans ahead of the summer transfer window in the past, however, following talk that a £62m deal is already in place to join Liverpool.

Fekir has admitted that exit from Lyon this campaign is not out of the question.

“The president told me, like he told everyone else when they signed their contracts, that we have the possibility to talk whenever I want to leave,” he told L’Equipe.

“Nobody signs for life in a club. It doesn’t work like that. But I don’t have a free pass to leave. I have a contract until 2020. I’ll let destiny handle the rest.

“I’m in Lyon for two more games and then we’ll see. For now, there’s nothing. The president trusts me and I feel good at Lyon.”

Fekir has scored 22 goals in 38 games for French giants this term from attacking midfield role.