Liverpool are set for a tribunal to decide the fee for Harvey Elliott after failing to agree a compensation package with Fulham for the teenage winger.
Jurgen Klopp’s side secured the signing of the highly-rated youngster following the expiry of his contract last summer, though the Reds are required to pay a compensation fee to Fulham given his age and the club’s role in his development.
The two clubs have held negotiations in a bid to strike a deal but have remained someway adrift of their valuation of the teenager, with Elliott having signed his first professional contract with Liverpool last week after turning 17 in April.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the Anfield outfit are believed to have offered Fulham a figure of around £750,000 in compensation, though the west London side are believed to value Elliott – who became the youngest player in Premier League history for the Cottagers last season – at around ten times that figure.
Elliott has made eight first-team appearances for the newly-crowned champions in all competitions so far this season, and Fulham are seeking a figure which would eclipse the record fee set by a tribunal – the initial £6.5m figure Liverpool were made to pay Burnley for the signing of Danny Ings in 2015.