"He was looking forward to it because the visit he had was positive".
Now, a photo is circulating on Twitter which appears to be a screenshot of a video similar to that which is usually used to announce signings by Liverpool.
L'Equipe now claim a future deal is "unlikely" to materialise.
"Liverpool's interest exists, but for now nothing is done". He joins the list alongside the likes of Naby Keita and Fabinho with the Reds still being expected to continue their spending spree this summer.
The notoriously tough negotiator has always wanted to hold onto his prized asset until after the tournament, in the hope that a bidding war will ensue should the attacker shine in Russian Federation this summer.
The French outfit have not ruled out the possibility of Fekir moving to another European powerhouse though, provided that the price is right.
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Fekir had a fine season, scoring 18 league goals as Lyon finished third to qualify for the Champions League playoffs.
The 24-year-old Fekir reportedly had his medical with a view to a move for 65 million euros ($77 million), plus eventual bonuses.
Liverpool, on the other hand, were in dire need of someone like Fekir, especially after the departure of Philipe Coutinho earlier this year.
The collapse - for now at least - of Liverpool's move for Fekir will be a setback for Jurgen Klopp.
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