Lyon have told Nabil Fekir to make a decision on his future by the turn of the year.

The French international midfielder was close to becoming a Liverpool player in the summer when the Reds had a £52.8million offer accepted in June.

Lyon then managed to keep hold of the 25-year-old but Fekir has since stalled on signing a new contract with the club.

Fekir's contract will have just 18 months to run on it come January and Lyon boss Jean-Michel Aulas has told the player to make a decision.

It appears as thought Fekir and Lyon are having issues over who is representing the midfielder.

Aulas said: “For the moment, we have not really had a real discussion, even if we met three weeks ago.

"The sorting out of various things concerning who the agent is, is ongoing. The aim, is to have a clear and precise position from his point of view between now and the end of the year.

"Jean-Pierre Bernès is still his agent but he cannot be so at the end of the player’s contract.”

Reports suggest Fekir could move on at the end of the season with Bayern Munich and Chelsea keen, while it remains to be seen if Liverpool will reignite their interest.

Lyon are still hopeful of agreeing a new contract with their skipper but if not they may be forced to sell at a knockdown fee in order to avoid losing the player for nothing in 2020.

Source: Liverpool Echo

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