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Lyon calls "fake news" on Fekir move to Liverpool

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denounced "fake news" Friday amid reports that Nabil Fekir's signature for in a ?53 million (USD 71 million, 60 million euro) deal was imminent.

"In this period of transfers when the slightest rumour is often presented as reality, would like to underline that only information released on the club's website is reliable," the club said in a statement.

categorically denied as "fake new" suggesting that a transfer would take place within hours which would bring 24-year-old Fekir to Anfield once he has finished duty for at in

Lyon told AFP in a statement that "no deal has been done, and certainly not at the price" of 70 million euro ($82 million) given by the French newspaper

Fekir, who can play in both midfield or attack, is wanted by to fill the creative void left by the January departure of to

The Merseysiders were reported to be keen to close the deal before Fekir jets off to following France's final warm-up friendly against the in Lyon on Saturday.

Fekir scored 24 goals this season to help qualify Lyon for by finishing third in

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 16:10 IST