Liverpool's hopes of signing Cagliari youngsters Nicolo Barella and Han Kwang-song have suffered a setback after the Italian side demanded €80m for the duo.
According to Calciomercato, Cagliari value midfielder Barella at €50m, whilst Han's price tag has been set at €30m.
The valuation is rumoured to have put off the Reds, who were supposedly hoping to strike a deal to sign the pair for around half of the quoted price - around €40m.
The teenagers have enjoyed regular first team action this season, with both forging successful international youth careers. Barella has starred in the heart of Cagliari's midfield, and Han has enjoyed a successful loan spell at Perugia, with their performances seemingly leading Europe's elite clubs to take an interest in their services.
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Jurgen Klopp has hinted that he will not willingly part with any cash unless it is the right deal for the club, despite having his pockets filled with money after selling Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for £142m.
“I don’t think about money. Nobody told me that I have to think about money because we are always reasonable, we always try to do the right thing,” Klopp said.
“Obviously we don’t hesitate to spend the money, we did a few times, but it is not about the moment, it is about making the right decision.