Liverpool have reportedly been told they must pay £30 million for the services of Luis Suarez.
This is just the latest twist in the ongoing transfer saga regarding Suarez's protracted move to Merseyside and the speculation is showing no signs of abating.
According to The Sun, Liverpool director of football strategy flew to Amsterdam on Monday morning to thrash out a deal worth in the region of £20 million for the Ajax striker.
However, a report from Dutch newspaper Het Parool has since emerged that Ajax are demanding that Liverpool pay at least £10 million more to bring him to Anfield.
Liverpool would have to break their transfer record of £21 million - which they paid to Atletico Madrid for Fernando Torres in 2007 - in order to secure the services of the 24-year-old who is thought to be their no.1 transfer window target.
Liverpool do, however, have more affordable striking options on their shortlist - including FC Cluj frontman Lacina Traore and Sevilla forward Javier Negredo - and could be tempted to settle for second best in order to bolster their goalscoring ranks this month.
Both players are thought to be available to Liverpool for less than £15 million and may represent a better investment for the Anfield club.
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