Liverpool have no plans to resurrect a deal for Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekirdespite claims to the contrary in his native France.

A year ago the Reds were on the verge of completing a £53m transfer - to the extent that the player had been interviewed for club media and been photographed in a shirt - when they pulled out over concerns about a historic knee injury.

Liverpool sought a second opinion after the initial medical and decided not to risk proceeding with such a high-value transfer.

Reports in France claim they are still interested in the 25-year-old, who is entering the final 12 months of his contract, and there was even a suggestion a five-year contract had been offered.

It is understood the club's stance has not changed since the player failed his medical and the deal was declared dead.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has admitted there is "an understanding" to allow Fekir to leave.