Liverpool and Fulham are reportedly poles apart in their valuations of Harvey Elliott, with a tribunal set to decide how much the Cottagers should be paid in compensation.
The Reds signed the then-16-year-old from the west London club last summer, with no monies yet paid for the transfer.
Indeed, due to his age, the transfer will involve a compensation fee as opposed to a typical transfer fee.
However, the Liverpool Echo claims the clubs have not yet reached an agreement after several rounds of discussions.
They say reports claim Liverpool have offered £750,000 to Fulham, who want 10 times that amount.
As such, the Professional Footballers’ Compensation Committee will resolve the situation and make a decision in the coming months.
Regardless, Elliott has enjoyed his first season at Anfield. The boyhood Reds fan became the youngest-ever player to play for the club in an EFL Cup tie with MK Dons in September.
He has made seven other first-team appearances and capped off the season with his first professional contract on Monday.
KLOPP HAILS ELLIOTT
Speaking on Tuesday, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed Elliott as “unbelievable” when asked about his excitement at the talent he now has at his disposal.
As well as Elliott, Curtis Jones signed a new contract last week and Neco Williams made his first Premier League start in Wednesday’s 3-1 win over Brighton.
Klopp said: “Neco (Williams) made exactly the same steps as Harvey (Elliott) and Curtis (Jones). It is a little bit easier for him to have minutes than it is for example Harvey.
“But it is not as if Harvey has not made big steps, he has been unbelievable. For a 17-year-old, it is unbelievable how good he is.”
Elliott has made two Premier League appearances for Liverpool so far. He made his competition debut in a 2-0 victory over Sheffield United in January, before playing six minutes against Crystal Palace last month.
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