Liverpool have been told it will take a club-record bid of around £40m to sign Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie this summer, according to Alan Pardew.
The Palace boss is not ready to let his star player go cheap, with the 25-year-old impressing greatly with some eye-catching displays in the Premier League so far this season.
Bolasie looks a skillful talent with an eye for goal who could certainly add something to this Liverpool team, who have been overly reliant on the likes of Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho to provide inspiration since the departure to Barcelona of Luis Suarez and repeated injuries suffered by Daniel Sturridge.
Still, it seems unlikely that the Reds would pay so much for Bolasie, who would cost more than the club paid for Andy Carroll in 2011, according to the Metro.
The DR Congo international may be a talent, but remains a little unproven at the very top level and looks a risky buy at that price.