Chelsea £55m-rated transfer target pushed to exit door

Lyon have told Nabil Fekir to make a final decision over his future at the club before the winter break.

The playmaker was on the verge of leaving Ligue 1 side during the summer window having already carried out media duties ahead of his proposed move to Liverpool, only for the deal to collapse at the 11th hour following a complication with the medical.

However, the club skipper’s future remains uncertain with just 18 months left on his contract, and there is expected to be further interest in his signature during the January transfer window and beyond.

Chelsea and Bayern Munich are believed to be monitoring Nabil Fekir’s situation at the club, while it remains to be seen whether the Reds might revive their interest in the future.

French publication Le Progres claims that Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is preparing to meet with the 25-year-old regarding his future.

The club are keen for the World Cup winner to make a decision one way or the other before they play their final game before Christmas on either December 21 or 22.

Lyon are desperate to keep hold of France international but could be forced to sell him next summer or risk losing him for free in 2020.