Barcelona would have to pay in excess of £250m if they want to sign Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah, the Daily Express reported on Thursday.
The Egypt international was a revelation in the Premier League last term.
Having been signed from Roma, he bagged an astonishing 44 goals in his debut season at Anfield.
His dazzling exploits have led to speculation that he could move to Barcelona or Real Madrid.
However, it appears a repeat of the protracted Philippe Coutinho transfer saga is highly unlikely.
Spanish news outlet Cadena Ser have revealed the Catalans would have to pay a £100m penalty if they want to sign another Reds star.
Neymar is currently the most expensive player in history having cost PSG £200m.
The clause doesn’t stop Liverpool signing Barcelona players though.
That’s just as well given Jurgen Klopp’s reported interest in Ousmane Dembele.
The Catalans drafted in the Frenchman to replace Neymar in 2017 but he’s had a complicated Nou Camp career to date.
Valverde dropped Dembele from his match-day squad for Barca’s recent clash with Real Betis on November 10.
The France star missed training with a stomach bug although reports suggested he had fallen out with ex-Athletic Bilbao boss.
Despite rumors of a rift between player and manager, his form has been solid.