Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill says Liverpool know what they have to pay to land Gareth Barry.

The Birmingham Mail says Villa rejected a straight £15million bid for Barry last week and it is understood their asking price remains £18million - or £17million plus fullback Steve Finnan.

"Liverpool have come back to us and we have responded to their proposal with a letter,'' O'Neill said. "We're still waiting to hear back from Liverpool after putting that proposal to them.

"It's really up to Liverpool. I really don't know how it's going to work out at the moment.

"I'm sure there will be some sort of resolution at some stage or another."