Chelsea favourites to sign 25-year-old world-cup winning midfielder

December 8, 2018

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has recently confirmed that Liverpool and Chelsea target Nabil Fekir has been given a deadline of January 1 to resolve his future.

The French midfielder who was part of Didier Deschamps world-cup winning squad was on the brink of joining Liverpool during the summer transfer window, only for a move to collapse at the last minute because of concerns of knee injury.

The Blues were subsequently linked with a move for the French attacker however they failed to agree a fee with Lyon.

With speculation regarding Fekir’s next club move gathering momentum once again, Aulas has told 25-year-old star to make his decision as soon as possible.

“For the moment, we haven’t really got into a real discussion, even though we met three weeks ago,” he said at the French club’s AGM. “The sorting out of certain things regarding the question of his agent is underway.

“The aim is to have a clear and precise position from him between now and the end of the year. Jean-Pierre Bernes is still his agent, but he might not be between now and the end of his contract.”

Fekir has found back of the net 47 times in 126 Ligue 1 games for Lyon, including two in eight this season.