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Nabil Fekir’s move from Lyon to Liverpool falls through

Nabil Fekir, Morgan Schneiderlin

Lyon’s Nabil Fekir, right, is challenged by Everton’s Morgan Schneiderlin during the Europa League Group E soccer match between Lyon and Everton at the Lyon stadium in Decines, near Lyon, France, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

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LYON, France (AP) — France forward Nabil Fekir’s move from Lyon to Champions League runner-up Liverpool fell through on Saturday.

Lyon said in a brief statement it decided to “end negotiations.”

The 24-year-old Fekir reportedly had his medical with a view to a move for $77 million, plus eventual bonuses.

Even though Lyon said joining Liverpool was Fekir’s “priority,” the seven-time French champion was “delighted” to count on him for next season.

Fekir had a fine season, scoring 18 league goals as Lyon finished third to qualify for the Champions League playoffs.

A product of Lyon’s successful youth academy, the skillful forward has 58 goals in 161 games for Lyon. He is in France’s World Cup squad.