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Fekir Talks Ended After Liverpool ‘Change of Heart’ – Aulas

Lyon's French forward Nabil Fekir reacts as he takes part in a training session at the Groupama Olympique Lyonnais training center in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central-eastern France, on August 6, 2018. (Photo by ROMAIN LAFABREGUE / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROMAIN LAFABREGUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Nabil Fekir’s failed transfer to Liverpool did not fall apart as a result of a medical issue, according to Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas, who insisted he ended negotiations after a “change of heart” by the Anfield outfit.

Fekir was expected to join Liverpool prior to the World Cup but the move fell apart at the last moments with reports of a knee problem during the medical potentially scuppering the deal.

Aulas has delivered his own take on the events of the summer, suggesting that the tight deadline of the World Cup affected the talks between the two clubs and Fekir, with Liverpool’s “change of heart” causing him to end negotiations.