Once bitten, twice shy but that adage seems inapplicable to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who is keen on signing France international Nabil Fekir to Anfield Stadium despite being ignored by Lyon last month.
The German manager saw his £55m bid rejected by the Ligue 1 side last month but he is reportedly considering to making an improved offer for the player this summer.
Fekir, 24, could still make his dream move to the Reds this summer as Liverpool Echo reports that Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas might rescind his decision before the end of the summer World Cup.
According to the British media outlet, Aulas could be forced to sanction the player’s move to the Merseyside club due to his recurring knee injury.
Should the Reds succeed in luring the midfielder to the Anfield Stadium, he will be the perfect replacement for Phillippe Coutinho, who left the Reds for Barcelona in a Mouthwatering deal during the winter transfer market.
If Klopp must avoid being disgraced for the second time in his move for Fekir’s service, he must ensure that he convince his employers to pay nothing below €66m to Lyon.
It is also believed that Chelsea and Tottenham are keeping close tab on the player’s situation at the Ligue 1 side. Both clubs are hoping to bolster their play at the middle of the pitch in the 2018-19 season.
Chelsea are hoping to get a quality player who could replace Kante, should the former Leicester City man move to PSG.