Barcelona’s hopes of signing Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt have been hit by commission demands from his agent Mino Raiola, say Marca.
The fresh report says the Italian super-agent is demanding a whopping €14m for the deal and has been at loggerheads with the Blaugrana over this sum.
It is outlined how agents usually receive a maximum of 10 percent of a transfer fee in commission, but the oft-controversial Raiola is demanding double that amount.
The 19-year-old has been the captain of the Amsterdam-based club for over a year and has starred for club and country.
Widely regarded as one of the best upcoming talents in world football, the central defender is set to command a €75m fee from Ajax.
There has been hope at the Catalan club that the €85m agreement with Ajax teammate Frenkie de Jong would help persuade his compatriot to join the Camp Nou.
De Ligt starred in his side’s run to the Champions League semi-finals, heading in the winner in the quarter-finals at Juventus before also netting in the last four against Tottenham.
Juventus and Bayern Munich are also both said to be monitoring the defender’s situation, with a summer move appearing increasingly likely.