Liverpool transfer rumours: Jasper Cillessen, Nabil Fekir, Manuel Lanzini and Alisson

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There have been claims that Liverpool are looking at Southampton's Alex McCarthy, although a deal could prove potentially tricky to negotiate given their transfer dealings in the past with the South Coast outfit.

Fekir was reported to have even picked out his shirt number at the Merseyside club. However, a statement from Lyon confirmed that the deal was off on Saturday with Fekir set to stay put.

Real Madrid and Liverpool are among the clubs who have been touted with a move for the shot-stopper's services this summer.

However, there could be another major twist in the Fekir saga yet. The Mirror has suggested that Liverpool's Merseyside rivals Everton alongside West Ham, Tottenham and Southampton are also interested in signing the Swiss worldwide in the coming weeks.

This would likely involve more appearance-based add-ons, and though whether this would be advisable is up for debate, Klopp is "still keen" and Fekir "still desperate" to join.

The full report reads: "Fekir remains a possibility too - despite suggestions the transfer is stone dead".

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"Lyon though, have looked at ways of restructuring the terms of the £53million transfer, which would reflect concerns relating to knee surgery the France global underwent".

Interesting. This is the saga that seems to have no ending.

"From what I've been told, this is unlikely to get done before the World Cup, if at all".

Maddock reports that they have received "initial encouragement" over a deal for Shaqiri, who would be available for around £12 million due to a release clause in his Stoke City contract.

"They don't want to let another world-beater get away this soon". Have your say by leaving a comment below.