Klopp Quiet on Fekir and Dembele talk

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Lyon CEO Jean-Michel Aulas has insisted there has been no contact between Liverpool and star player Nabil Fekir despite reports saying the deal is done.

Slotting Fekir into a starting lineup that also includes Mane, Salah, Firmino and the incoming Naby Keita may require a tactical shift from Klopp, with the Lyon captain best as a No. 10. The Frenchman was a target for Liverpool last summer, according to reports, but Klopp failed in his efforts to lure him to Anfield.

Fekir has had a tremendous season in France this year, scoring 17 goals in 27 league matches, becoming Lyon's top scorer, as the club seek to finish second and claim a Champions League place for next season.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has laughed off reports that his side are interested in signing Nabil Fekir and Ousmane Dembele this summer. We agreed a deal?! "I would be surprised about that", Klopp said.

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Neil Jones, the Liverpool correspondent for Goal.com took to Twitter to rebuff suggestions from RMC that the Merseysiders had completed a £60million deal for the attacking midfielder, who has 22 goals this season, as well as noting he had no knowledge over a pursuit for Ousmane Dembele.

However, Klopp was quick to dismiss the possibility of the rumours being true, although he did not deny interest in the player. "We hope to keep him and have him playing the Champions League with us next year".

"I'm from Liverpool, I never comment on the rumours, already I said much more than I usually say". The longer the game goes on, it gets more hard, we didn't have space to cross.

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