Liverpool could be forced to shell out a record £10m tribunal fee to Burnley for striker Danny Ings, report the Daily Mail.
The former Clarets ace moved to Merseyside at the expiration of his deal in Lancashire earlier this summer, though the Reds are still under obligation to pay a fee due to the fact he is under 24 years of age.
After failing to agree on a fee, the two clubs requested the matter to be settled at a tribunal to determine an amount.
Reports suggest that if the Turf Moor outfit can prove Tottenham Hotspur were interested in the forward, Liverpool will have to pay as much as £10m.
The Premier League rulebook states that if interest from other clubs can be substantiated, it must be taken into account when deciding.
Spurs were understood to have been willing to part with between £10m and £12m in order sign the England international, something that is likely to be considered when the panel meets.
Ings spent four years with Burnley after leaving Bournemouth in 2011, which is likely to work in the Championship club’s favour, given the amount of time and training invested in the now 23-year old.
Current Anfield teammate Daniel Sturridge is the record holder as the most expensive player to have gone through a tribunal, as Chelsea splashed £6.5m on him as a teenager when leaving Man City.