According to French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet, Lyon attacker Nabil Fekir has already passed his medicals with Premier League club Liverpool FC.
The Reds are said to be strongly keen to striker a £53m deal with Lyon for the service of the France international before he sets off for the World Cup later this weekend.
Reports from the British media on Saturday has been suggesting that the forward’s big money move to Anfield could be cancelled, however, due to concerns raised during fitness tests this week.
La Graet, however, has play down these fears, as the Frenchman confirmed his medicals taken as at Les Blues’ national football centre – was a success.
The Frenchman said as quoted by Goal.com:
“He’s in the middle of negotiations and I think it’s done,”
“I spent 15 minutes with him this morning, and he’s worried by the France team. He’s in good spirits.
“He passed his medical in Clairefontaine. That’s logical, we’ve done it for other players. He was looking forward to it because the visit he had was positive.”
The delay in an official announcement for Fekir’s deal was being made reportedly down to Lyon, who want the deal to go through in the new financial year.
Once Fekir’s deal has been finalised, the France international will become Liverpool’s second-most expensive signing behind former Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk who joined the Reds in a reported £75m fee.