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Liverpool target could be set for Real Madrid switch

Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir whose transfer to Liverpool collapsed earlier this month, could still be set to leave the French side this summer according to the club’s president.

The 24 year old forward is currently at the World Cup in France, and has made two appearances in the tournament so far, coming off the bench twice in his sides victories over Australia and Peru.

Now Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas who claims he approved Fekir’s transfer to Liverpool only to pull the plug, supposedly because Liverpool tried to renegotiate the fee after his medical revealed a knee injury, claims that he could still be on the move this summer, with Real Madrid now said to be interested.

Aulas told RT France: “The fact that things didn’t conclude with Liverpool and it didn’t happen in that time-frame has piqued the interest of a lot of other clubs, Real Madrid – but not just Real Madrid – and their new coach”.

Real under their new coach, ex-Spain manager Julen Lopetegui, are looking to strengthen their squad. Despite securing back-to-back Champions League titles, they were a distant third in La Liga last season to Barcelona, and will be expected to do much better this time round.

Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.