Bayern Munich defender David Alaba is demanding almost £400,000 a week as part of his wage demands for his next club, according to reports in England.
Liverpool, along with Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City have all been mentioned as possible destinations for the 28-year-old but his salary expectations will likely put off interested parties.
Reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano has repeatedly said that the Reds are keen on signing Alaba on a free transfer when his contract expires in the summer, but this latest development suggests a move to Anfield is highly unlikely.
The Premier League champions’ highest earner is thought to be on just half what Alaba is demanding and the Austrian international’s performances for Bayern would certainly not merit such an expensive outlay.
Reports in Germany have claimed that the centre-back is expected to make a final decision on his future in April or May, with a move to Spain still the likeliest outcome.