However, Fekir has his heart set on Anfield and Lyon have agreed to let him leave for Liverpool.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas appeared to rule out Liverpool's chances of signing Fekir before the tournament in Russian Federation and the Reds feared the French club were using the World Cup to ramp up the price for the midfielder. Didier Deschamps' side play their final World Cup warm-up game against the United States of America in Lyon on Saturday and the manager had instructed his squad to settle any outstanding transfer business before flying to Russian Federation.
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Of the last 10 Masters, only three have been won by the old guard, two for Nadal, one for Federer. "I had to push". That was followed by a four-set upset of 10th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta, and then the surprising win over Goffin.
A fourth transfer could soon be on the cards with reports claiming a £12m deal for Stoke's Xherdan Shaqiri could be in the pipeline.
"The whole thing will certainly not be completed during the World Cup, and I don't think anything will change before it".
Nabil Fekir on the verge of sealing a £48.4 million move to Liverpool.
"Liverpool's interest exists, but for now nothing is done".