Midfielder Nabil Fekir will not be heading to Liverpool this summer as negotiations with Lyon has hit the rock.

The French club announced they have ended transfer negotiations with Liverpool over a £60m move for Fekir, ending any possibility of him leaving the French club before the 2018 World Cup.

A statement issued by the Ligue 1 club on Saturday evening confirmed that talks with the Champions League finalists took place, with Liverpool understood to have agreed a £60m fee for the 24-year-old.

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Fekir, 24, had been one of Reds boss Jurgen Klopp's prime summer targets.

"Although Liverpool has been the priority of a possible transfer of Nabil... Olympique Lyonnais is delighted to be able to count on the presence of their captain in 2018-2019," Lyon said in a statement.

The player came through Lyon's youth system and has made 153 appearances for the club, scoring 57 goals, having made his debut in 2013.

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