Potential blow for Liverpool as report suggests European giants enter race for Nabil Fekir

Nabil Fekir #18 of France and James McClean #11 of Ireland battle for the ball during the International Friendly match between France and Ireland at Stade de France on May 28, 2018 in...

Liverpool have reportedly been joined by Bayern Munich in the race to sign the Frenchman.

TOPSHOT - Lyon's French midfielder Nabil Fekir shows his shirt as is congratulated by team mates after scoring during the French L1 football match between AS Saint-Etienne and Olympique...

According to a report from French publication L'Equipe, Liverpool have been joined by Bayern Munich in the race to sign Lyon ace Nabil Fekir.

The Reds have already been heavily active during this summer's transfer window, signing midfield duo Fabinho and Naby Keita, and Jürgen Klopp seems to be far from finished with his business.

Lyon's French midfielder Nabil Fekir reacts after missing a goal during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais and OGC Nice, on May 19, 2018, at the Groupama Stadium in...

According to a report from the Mirror, Fekir has gone as far as telling Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas that he wants to join Liverpool, with a potential £50 million move being mooted.

The Merseyside outfit's path to signing the France international appears to have been made slightly more problematic, however, with L'Equipe reporting that Bavarian giants Bayern Munich have entered the race.

Bayern obviously have a massive pull within the game, but so do Liverpool, and the highly competitive nature of the Premier League could very well be enough to tip the scales in the Reds' favour.

Lyon's French midfielder Nabil Fekir racts after losing a goal during the French L1 football match between Dijon FCO and Olympique Lyonnais, on April 20, 2018, at the Gaston Gérard Stadium...

The 24-year-old Lyon ace was in sensational form this season, racking up 23 goals and eight assists in 40 appearances in all competitions.

He will surely prove to be a sensational signing for whichever club wins the race for his signature, but quite where he will be plying his trade next season remains to be seen.

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