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10 Highest Release Clauses In World Football, Messi Not In Top 3

After Inter Milan recently announced Lautaro Martinez will only be sold if his €111million release clause is paid, here are the 10 highest release clauses in world football today.

Click through the gallery to see the world's highest release clauses, according to Daily Mail.

In recent years, we have seen FC Barcelona disclosing their players' release clauses once they have signed or extended their stay with the club.

However, the it is a Real Madrid player that tops the list, with Karim Benzema's clause sitting at a reported £846.7million.

You don't see a lot of release clause in Premier League football, so it's no surprise to see the list dominated by LaLiga stars as Antoine Griezmann comes in at second with a release clause of £677.2million at Barcelona.

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Rounding up the top three is Benzema's Los Blancos teammate Luka Modric with a £634.9million, although his contract will come to an end in 2021.

Six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi does feature in the top 10 ten, but there is no place for the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Neymar, however, remains the most expensive player after Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain activated his release clause of £200million (€222m) in 2017.

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