Lyon's hope that some strong performances at the World Cup might trigger a bidding war, or a significant increase in Fekir's valuation, are offset by the player's desire to link up with Jurgen Klopp and his squad.
Despite this, Goal understands negotiations have moved on this week, with Liverpool closing in on a deal which would make all parties happy. The case won't certainly be resolved during the World Cup and I do not think that there will be changes before (the WC).
"We have not set a base price because we have not discussed this yet".
But L'Equipe claim that an agreement has been reached and Fekir's transfer is likely to be announced before the weekend.
Fekir is expected to leave his boyhood club this summer has reportedly told Lyon that he would prefer a move to Liverpool.
Bayern Munich and Atlético Madrid have also been linked with Fekir, who can operate in a number of forward roles and would in effect be Philippe Coutinho's replacement at Anfield. The transfer window is long. The Swiss worldwide had confirmed earlier in the week that he meant to leave the club, and Jürgen Klopp is said to be interested in paying the clause - thought to be around £12m.
Liverpool have already signed Fabinho from Monaco for £43.7m this summer, while Naby Keita is also arriving after a deal was agreed with RB Leipzig last summer.