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Sadio Mane talks up Nabil Fekir after Liverpool reportedly agree £62m deal with Lyon

Sadio Mane reacts to Liverpool's rumoured deal for Nabil Fekir: 'It will be fire!'
The Senegalese forward is excited about the prospect of playing with Fekir (Picture: Getty)

Sadio Mane has talked up the prospect of Liverpool signing Lyon star Nabil Fekir and says the Frenchman will bring fire to the Reds attack.

Reports emerged on Sunday that Liverpool had agreed a £62million deal with Lyon to sign skipper Fekir, though subsequently both the French side and Jurgen Klopp have played down the rumours.

Nevertheless, that has not stopped fans – or, indeed, players – from getting excited, and Mane would welcome the arrival of Fekir should Liverpool lure the Frenchman to Anfield.

Sadio Mane reacts to Liverpool's rumoured deal for Nabil Fekir: 'It will be fire!'
Multiple reports in France claim Liverpool have won the race for Fekir (Picture: Getty)

Speaking after Liverpools defeat to Chelsea, the Senegal international told SFR Sport: Nabil is a very exciting player.

He could do beautiful things here and he will enjoy his time with us. We always need players like him and if he joins us it will be fire.

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Fekir leads Lyons scoring charts this season with 17 goals, while he has also laid on a further seven assists, and has reportedly agreed a five-year deal with Liverpool.

Klopp, though, was rather less forthcoming than Mane when asked about both Fekir and another rumoured target, Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele.

During the game we agreed a deal? I would be surprised about that to be honest, the German told reporters at his post-match press conference.

But no comment. What was the second name? Oh! [Dembele] is on the market? Is he on the market? Now I am interested!

No, nothing [to say]. Obviously you are not from Liverpool. I never comment on transfer rumours. Ive said already much more than I usually say.

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