Liverpool are ready to make Fulham a new offer for wonderkid Harvey Elliott to avoid a tribunal setting the fee, according to the Football Insider.
The Londoners are holding out for a fee of more than £7million for the teenager attacker, who has already played twice for the Merseysiders at the age of 16. The Football Insider website now reports that Liverpool are prepared to make a second offer of compensation to Fulham for the young winger.
Elliott signed for Liverpool in July on youth terms – he cannot sign a professional contract until he turns 17 next April – as they took advantage of his availability at a reduced price.
Fulham want a compensation package which includes an upfront payment of more than £7million and a sell-on clause in which they would receive a percentage of any profit Liverpool make on his sale.
The Londoners are hopeful of securing a record compensation fee for Elliott given that he is such a rare talent he made his Fulham debut aged 15 and has twice been in the starting XI of the European champions.
A left-footed winger who cuts in from the right flank, Elliott has been training with the first team this season although most of his matches have been for the Under-23s.
The record fee for a tribunal was set when adjudicating on striker Danny Ings’ transfer from Burnley to Liverpool in 2015.
In that case, Liverpool were ordered to pay £6.5m plus £1.5m in add-ons as well as 20 per cent of the profit they made on his £20m transfer to Southampton.