Newcastle are willing to let midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum leave for Liverpool, but only if they receive the £25million fee in one sum, according to reports.
Wijnaldum has been attracting the interest of Premier League clubs since Newcastle’s relegation and is believed to want to move back to the top flight.
However, the Liverpool Echo is reporting the fee would have to be paid in one lump sum, potentially causing problems for the deal.
Tottenham were interested in the 25-year-old Dutchman, but are believed to have pulled out of the race to sign him.
Wijnaldum was one of the few bright sparks in an otherwise disastrous season for the Magpies, scoring 11 goals, following a £14.5million transfer last summer.
Manager Rafa Benitez is resigned to losing Wijnaldum and other key players such as France Euro 2016 star Moussa Sissoko, saying: “We maybe have to sell some players, but that is normal.”