Barcelona ambassador Eric Abidal has appeared to rule the club out of the running to sign Kylian Mbappe by claiming that the AS Monaco striker has been overpriced.
The France international enjoyed a hugely impressive breakthrough campaign at the Stade Louis II last season and has now been tipped to become the first player to break the £100m barrier.
Abidal, appointed by Barcelona earlier this week in his new role, insists that the latest figure of £120m being bandied about is simply too much to hand over.
"Mbappe is a good player, but his price is not £120m," he told Cadena Ser. "I still think he wants to stay in Monaco and confirm his level there.
"He has to make a decision also thinking about his game minutes, because this is the year of the World Cup. When you start to pay £100m as was done by [Paul] Pogba, then for a player with more talent you have to reach £200m and that does not represent the value of the players."
Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are rumoured to be the other sides interested in Mbappe.