With Liverpool not expected to return with another bid for Fekir, the West London outfit are on the driving seat to land the French midfielder. But the transfer window is still long and everything goes very quickly in football.
But with a few days left of before the window slams shut, Genesio has admitted that Fekir's future is still up in the air - and that the France worldwide requested a transfer at the end of the season.
Fekir returned to training with Lyon on Monday after helping his country win the World Cup and, despite being happy at the Ligue 1 club, admitted he was unsure about his future.
"I feel brilliant in this squad".
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I am comfortable here and want to win new titles and trophies. "He will stay with us for all the season". Michy Batshuayi is reportedly set to become a key member of Chelsea's first team under Maurizio Sarri .
He said, speaking to Lyon's website, "As you can see, I am in Lyon". We have very good players, there is a good atmosphere.It's a bit like the French team: there is a mix between young and old, with more experienced players than others.
"An all-round good performance for the first game, especially because I think everyone can imagine what happens inside a human being in a situation like that, playing the first game after all the things that were written about it and all that stuff".
It seems like the Fekir saga to Liverpool is not finished yet.
"He's quite a good footballer - probably as good as the goalie he is", Klopp told reporters after the match, according to FourFourTwo.
"Even this past season I didn't play as much as I would have liked to because of the injuries".