Barcelona will not pursue their interest in Celta Viga star Nolito after hearing his transfer fee.
The Nou Camp club were thought to be leading suitors Arsenal and Liverpool for the playmaker.
It was understood a £13.3million bid would be required to trigger the 28-year-old’s release clause.
But reports from Spanish newspaper Sport today claim that his clause is closer to £17.7m - and that Barca are unwilling to go that high.
But Barca’s reported reluctance to meet that improved contract clause means Arsenal and Liverpool are free to battle it out for Nolito’s services.
Source: Daily Express