MK Dons manager Karl Robinson has broken his silence regarding reports linking Liverpool with a move for highly-rated youngster Dele Alli.
The 33-year-old admitted, in an interview with Sky Sports, that the 18-year-old has been the subject of considerable interest from the Premier League with Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea all thought to be tracking the player.
Brendan Rodgers is thought to be a big admirer of the midfielder, but if Liverpool or any of the chasing pack are serious about bidding for Alli, then Robinson has warned them that they will most likely have to spend big to prise the youngster away from the club.
Speaking to the news provider Robinson, who was himself born in Liverpool, heaped praise on Alli.
"I work with him every day and he is the best youngster I have ever worked with," he said.
"And, if some Premier League clubs want him, they will have to meet our value of Dele."
The Merseysiders look set to enjoy a busy summer of spending in the transfer market as they prepare to make their return to the Champions League.
The Reds have been linked with several big money moves in the past few weeks, with one rumour suggesting La Liga flop Iago Aspas could be headed to Benfica as part of a swap deal that would see Oscar Cardozo move the other way.
Derby County prospect Will Hughes also continues to be linked with a move to Anfield, as Brendan Rodgers looks to bolster his squad ahead of another assault on the Premier League title.
Liverpool have already completed one move ahead of the World Cup with Southampton striker Ricky Lambert signing this week for £4 million.