Liverpool were close to signing Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir last month but the deal collapsed due to the knee injury he suffered.
Though the Reds are hoping to reignite their move to capture the Frenchman’s signature, they might miss out on the player as Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed Real Madrid’s interest in him.
It was reported earlier in the month in the media that the Merseyside club pulled out of Fekir’s deal due to the player’s fitness concern but Aulas has debunked the rumor claiming that the deal with Liverpool didn’t collapse as result of Fekir’s injury concerns.
While reacting to the player’s failed move to the Anfield Stadium, the Wily Lyon president revealed that he was responsible for it as he couldn’t continue with negotiations with the Premier League club.
Real Madrid’s new manager Lopetegui is keen on bringing new players into his squad in the upcoming.
According to Aulas, the new Los Blancos manager has contacted him over the chases of acquiring the lively attacking midfielder this summer.
This report will surely be a very sad one for the Merseyside faithfuls who are still hoping that their club will make a second-time offer for the Frenchman, who is presently in Russia with his national teammates.
It will take Real Madrid nothing less than £53m offer to convince the Ligue 1 side to sanction his move to the Santiago Bernabeu next season.