Lyon club president Jean-Michel Aulas has declared that he is open to negotiating a new contract with talismanic midfielder Nabil Fekir.
The Frenchman, who has spent seven seasons with the Ligue 1 side, was on the verge of completing a move to Liverpool last summer but the deal collapsed amid concerns over a medical.
Fekir, whose contract at Lyon expires next summer, remains intent on finding a new club, although Jurgen Klopp's side are unlikely to revive their interest during the current window.
Speaking on the subject of the 25-year-old's contract, Aulas told RMC Sport: "Nabil has entered the final year of his contract so there may be a temptation for [interested] clubs to let the situation drag on.
"We're strong enough economically to wait.
"It would be very good news if he doesn't find a club of a suitable size, since we would then enter negotiations [about a new contract]."
Fekir would be available as a free agent next year if he refuses to sign a new deal with Lyon and fails to secure a move elsewhere this summer.body check tags ::