Report: Fekir forces Lyon to re-open Liverpool talks, but Reds want restructured deal

Nabil Fekir of Lyon (18) scores their first goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Everton FC and Olympique Lyon at Goodison Park on October 19,...

Liverpool may still have a shot at landing Lyon's Nabil Fekir.

Nabil Fekir of Lyon (18) scores their first goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Everton FC and Olympique Lyon at Goodison Park on October 19,...

According to The Mirror, Lyon forward Nabil Fekir has struck an agreement with the club to re-open talks with Liverpool over a summer move to Anfield.

Fekir, 24, has come up through the ranks with his hometown club, becoming one of the most dangerous and most versatile attacking players in Europe during his time with Lyon.

Last term, the French international – who could feature in the World Cup final against Croatia this Sunday – hit 23 goals in all competitions in a scintillating season, which triggered major interest in his signature.

Liverpool had been pushing to sign Fekir before the World Cup, but just as a deal looked to be imminent, Lyon pulled the plug on the deal, with Liverpool seemingly attempting to get a discount on the deal over knee concerns with Fekir.

The playmaker has gone on to play at the World Cup, with many still expecting Liverpool to make a new move at some stage – and Fekir is seemingly doing all he can to facilitate a move.

The Mirror report that Fekir has now convinced Lyon to reopen talks with Liverpool again, in the hope of landing his move to Anfield ahead of the new Premier League season.

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...

That's a major boost for Jurgen Klopp, who may still be hoping to see Fekir providing for Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah next season.

Liverpool would allegedly refuse to do business at the previously agreed terms but would be open to a restructured deal, though Fekir has already agreed a five-year deal worth £120,000-a-week from the initial talks.

French forward Nabil Fekir (L) vies for the ball with Irish defender Declan Rice during the friendly football match between France and Ireland at the Stade de France stadium, in Saint-...

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