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Nabil Fekir is reportedly set to remain with Lyon this summer amid rumours linking him to Liverpool.

Per James Benson of the Express, Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas expects the playmaker to stay put and told Canal+ as much:

“I do not think that Fekir will leave. He’s one of the best in France—and in the world, since he’s a world champion. He’s a Lyonnais [player], so he’ll be there next season.

“Although in football, nothing is ever certain. I haven’t had the impression that he absolutely wants to leave.

“He’s 90 per cent [certain] going to be at Lyon next season. If he hasn’t left by the end of July, he’ll stay.

“It’s not the size of the offer that will make us change our position on Fekir, but the wishes of Nabil himself.”

Get French Football News also relayed reports from French outlets L’Equipe and Le Progres:

Liverpool have already snapped up Xherdan Shaqiri from the relegated Stoke City this summer to enhance their attacking options, but Fekir could serve as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho following his departure in January.

The 25-year-old, who was part of France’s FIFA World Cup-winning squad, racked up 23 goals and eight assists in all competitions last season ostensibly from an attacking midfield role, although he does like to push up in support of the striker.

He’s an electric presence with the ball at his feet, capable of beating a man on the dribble or carving open a defence with an incisive pass.

The idea of him lining up alongside Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah is mouthwatering, but it seems as though he’s not likely to be moving on this summer.

If he does remain with Lyon, the Ligue 1 side will be delighted to keep hold of their captain for at least a few more months.

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