Liverpool FC have told Stoke City that they will need to stump up £7M for Oussama Assaidi.
The 25 year old Moroccan was one of Brendan Rodgers first signings at Anfield for a figure of around £3.5M. He failed to make a breakthrough into Liverpool's first team, due in part to Raheem Sterling's impact, and was loaned to Stoke City last year.
He featured 25 times for Mark Hughes side throughout the campaign scoring some important goals along the way.
Last week the press indicated that personal terms has been agreed - today the Telegraph highlights the stumbling block is the fee.
Stoke, naturally, believe the figure is high but Liverpool will insist that the player has grown in value, and Premier League experience and expect a significant amount over and above his original transfer fee.