Liverpool doesn't want to pay Alberto Aquilani's £85,000 ($137,470) per week wages. Aquilani doesn't want to return to Liverpool from his successful loan spell in his home country with Juventus.
Clearly, it makes sense for Liverpool and Aquilani to part ways — especially given the club's lack of a need for a central midfielder, but given Aquilani's £17 million ($27.5 million) purchase price in 2009, Liverpool is apparently unwilling to let him leave for just a fraction of that cost.
According to Daily Mail, the powers that be at Anfield are not willing to budge from the £11 million ($17.8 million) valuation stipulated in the buyout clause in Aquilani's loan agreement with Juventus.
The Turin club had apparently been looking to permanently acquire Aquilani's services for just £5 million ($8.1 million), but that notion has been dismissed.
Juventus general manager Beppe Marrota said of the situation: "Aquilani must remain calm. We believe in him and he has shown he deserves to be at Juve."