The posturing between Ajax and Liverpool continues, though this instance involved Ryan Babel and not Luis Suarez.
The former Ajax player turned down a move to German club Hoffenheim, despite Liverpool's acceptance of a Â£5.8 million ($9.2 million) bid for him. His intentions are clear, but that still might not be enough for Ajax, which claims Babel is too costly, according to Daily Mail.
"He would be a very attractive proposition for us … but I can see problems with the financial side of it. It looks a very expensive deal," Ajax manager Frank de Boer said.
Babel has offered to take a pay cut, but de Boer's comments raise doubt that a move could happen.