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'The story isn't over' - Fekir's agent gives Liverpool hope after failed transfer

00:22 BST 19/06/2018
Nabil Fekir Lyon 2017-18
While the transfer appeared to be dead in the water after a mysterious breakdown in talks, the player's representative is more optimistic

The agent of Lyon star Nabil Fekir has suggested there may be hope yet for Liverpool after the playmaker's transfer to Anfield collapsed.

Fekir had appeared set to join Jurgen Klopp's Champions League finalists after agreeing a £60 million (€68m/$80m) move.

Lyon, however, later stated that the move was off, with reports that a failed medical was behind the shock move.

Speaking on Monday, however, agent Jean-Pierre Bernes revealed that he could still complete a deal this summer.

"Well he didn’t sign because well… it is not over!" he told LCI.

"This is not the end of the story."

Fekir was one of the stars of the season in Ligue 1, notching an impressive 18 goals and eight assists in 30 league games. 

And upon revealing that talks with Liverpool had broken down, Lyon underlined their intentions to keep the France international. 

"Although Liverpool made the possible transfer of Nabil a priority, and [we have been] subject to other proposals consistent with the interests of Nabil and OL from ambitious clubs, Olympique Lyonnais is delighted soon to be able to count on the presence of our captain, who is a leading player for this 2018-19 season, during which the club will play the Champions League as a third seed," the club added in their statement. 

Fellow Reds target Thomas Lemar, meanwhile, has since landed a move to Atletico Madrid, while Paris Saint-Germain star Julian Draxler has also been mentioned as a possibility should they fail to land Fekir.