According to French outlet Le10Sport, Liverpool have set a huge £68 million price tag to ward off interest in star man Philippe Coutinho.
The Brazilian has started this season in stunning form, with four goals and four assists in his first ten Premier League games so far.
Those performances have earned rave reviews from fans and pundits alike, with suggestions he is now pushing to enter that upper echelon of players.
Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring their second goal with Sadio Mane
And it seems his form has not gone unnoticed, with Le10Sport reporting that Paris Saint-Germain have made him a priority signing for 2017.
They report that the French champions were keen on him before Euro 2016 and offered £25 million, a bid that was swiftly rejected.
The Reds are not keen on losing their star man, though, and the French outlet claims they have told the Ligue 1 giants that they must start their bidding at £68 million.
Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring their fourth goal
That price would make him their most expensive sale to date, surpassing the £65 million deal that took Luis Suarez to Barcelona (Mirror).
Indeed, it would make Coutinho the fifth most expensive transfer ever behind names such as Paul Pogba, Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain.
Even for a club as well financed by PSG that is steep price to pay and it remains to be seen if they are willing to match Liverpool’s reported demands
Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring their first goal