Chelsea beat Lyon on penalties following goalless draw at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea beat Lyon on penalties following goalless draw at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea beat Lyon on penalties following goalless draw at Stamford Bridge

As such, the 25-year-old still remains a Lyon player but a late interest from Chelsea means a transfer could be very much on the cards before the transfer window closes this Thursday.

Fekir was not involved in Lyon's penalty shootout loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

He said, speaking to Lyon's website, "As you can see, I am in Lyon". The attacking midfielder was on the verge of completing the move to the Merseyside club, he even completed LFC TV interview and chose his shirt number but the failed medical prompted the Reds to sit on the negotiation table with Lyon President Aulas once again.

Fekir would have been happy to move to Anfield and join the Jurgen Klopp project.

Nabil Fekir will not feature for Lyon against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this evening as talk of a move to London rumbles on.

At the time a statement on the Lyon website said: "Transfer negotiations with Liverpool and Nabil Fekir for the transfer of the captain of OL have not succeeded and Olympique Lyonnais have chose to put an end to this negotiation tonight".

"An all-round good performance for the first game, especially because I think everyone can imagine what happens inside a human being in a situation like that, playing the first game after all the things that were written about it and all that stuff".

Liverpool supporters however are hoping that there may still be a shock signing with the likes of Christian Pulisic and Nabil Fekir still on their wish list. I feel great in the group. We have very good players, a great atmosphere.

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