What’s happening: Fekir’s complex transfer saga

Liverpool’s pursuit for Nabil Fekir ended weeks back after the Merseyside Reds were relatively “slow” in acquiring the services of the French midfielder. Since then the midfielder has been linked with a move to numerous clubs across the continent and also with a move to The Anfield despite witnessing failure in an earlier attempt to achieve the same.

Reports now suggest Liverpool have ended the chase for Fekir and the Frenchman can now move to Chelsea or Real Madrid later in the transfer window. Chelsea want to sign Fekir as a replacement for Eden Hazard who is being keenly watched over by the Spanish Giants in Madrid and might leave the London club for Real Madrid alongside Thibaut Courtois.

On the other hand, reports also suggest that Fekir stood out as a prime transfer target for Zinedine Zidane during his tenure at Real Madrid. However, the club might still want to add the goalscoring midfielder in their arsenal in order to increase their attacking options. Having said that, the current European champions have prioritized Eden Hazard as the main transfer target and a failed attempt to get his signature will see them go for Fekir who currently is a secondary option.

Madrid’s delayed attempts in getting a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo sees this saga get more and more complex with time. With transfer window closing earlier this time up in England, the Spanish Giants need to move much more swiftly in order to land Eden Hazard.

Chelsea are targeting Anthony Martial also as an ideal replacement for Eden Hazard, if he does leave. However, Manchester United are reluctant to sell their talented forward to any club across England and might just include him in a swap deal with Bayern Munchen for Jerome Boateng. Meanwhile Barcelona are also showing keen interest in Willian, leaving the London club in a somewhat desperate situation.

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