Liverpool are reportedly ready to reignite their long-standing interest in Lyon attacker Nabil Fekir.
According to Le Progres, the Reds are ready to test the Ligue 1 club’s resolve, a year on from when they supposedly almost signed him.
Fekir came within a whisker of becoming a Liverpool player, only for the move to fall through at the medical stage.
The World Cup-winner is set to leave the club this summer with president Jean-Michel Aulas’ blessing after scoring 12 goals and making nine assists in 2018/19.
Liverpool are interested again, but won’t be willing to spend as much this time around.
If Liverpool do manage to sign Fekir, it could spell the end for English midfielder Adam Lallana.
Lallana recently dismissed speculation that he would be leaving Anfield this summer.
The 31-year-old appeared confident that he would be able to get back into the starting XI, despite being way down in the pecking order.
He told Press Association Sport (quoted by The Independent): “Absolutely no question about it. I couldn’t be happier here, winning Champions Leagues.
“I know my ability and I know what I can give.”
Lallana risks looking somewhat foolish with his recent comments, especially with the club now reportedly targeting Fekir again.
The attacking midfielder would simply be another barrier to Lallana’s starting prospects.
He already has Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita for competition – Fekir joining might even see the £110,000-a-week star (Spotrac) lose his place on the bench.