Liverpool have finally made a breakthrough in their pursuit of Lyon's French midfielder Nabil Fekir, with the Ligue 1 outfit indicating they will do business with the Champions League finalists - albeit for the right price - as reported by the Mirror.
"Liverpool's interest exists, but for the moment nothing is done and other clubs could come in".
They reckon the Reds are hopeful of completing the deal before the World Cup starts next week. Lyon are reportedly asking for around £60 million for the French worldwide, and it has was reported that Liverpool could match that price.
Liverpool are mindful of the dangers of letting the situation drag on throughout the summer, especially given the possibility of France going deep in the tournament.
Reports were circulating Liverpool may announce a transfer on Friday, but Aulas has rubbished claims Fekir could be the individual unveiled.
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Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas is notoriously hard to negotiate with but he's reportedly had a change of heart just days before the World Cup kicks off.
After making their record sale last season with the transfer of Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal, Aulas will be looking to bank more than the price the Gunners paid. The 24-year old Fekir had a magnificent season with Lyon scoring 23-goals and laying down 8-assists in all competitions, making him one of Europe's hot property.
Jurgen Klopp has ordered Liverpool to buy more attacking options, with Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane bearing the majority of the goalscoring responsibility.
Fekir is understood to be keen to move to Merseyside, and there is an acceptance at Lyon that he will be leaving the club this summer.