According to the Daily Mail, Fulham want Liverpool to pay £7 million in compensation for the services of youngster Harvey Elliott.
The winger signed for the Anfield-based club during the summer and although he joined on a free, his age stipulates the Cottagers will be owed compensation.
Championship outfit Fulham are now hoping to recoup £7 million for Elliott who has enjoyed first-team exposure this season.
The 16-year-old is actually set to sign a new deal with Liverpool in the summer. A new three-year extension will keep the player on Merseyside until 2023.
Elliott turns 17 in April and he has made his first-team debut this season, coming off the bench in a 2-0 win over Sheffield United.
Despite not playing excessively in the league he has featured in every single domestic cup game that Liverpool have played this season.
The Daily Mail also think Elliott might be close to earning an England under-21 call-up next month.
The numbers being brandished around by Fulham though do almost defy logic.
Although Elliott has featured for the Liverpool first-team this season, he was only handed three first-team appearances during his time at Craven Cottage.
The player who can operate on both sides has been called ‘an unbelievable talent’ by boss Jurgen Klopp and he clearly rates him highly.
It does seem somewhat excessive, however, for Fulham to demand £7 million based purely on his efforts for the Cottagers.
Nonetheless, it is small change for a club like Liverpool and it’s probably anticipated they will pay it.
Elliott looks set for stardom at Liverpool and it will be interesting to see what happens when the tribunal does take place.