The International Monetary Fund is likely to contribute up to 5 billion euros to the third bailout package for Greece, German magazine Der Spiegel said in an unsourced report published on Friday.
It said European lenders were now expecting a sum of this size after originally having hoped for 16 billion euros.
The Fund's involvement in the program has been uncertain. Earlier on Friday, a German Finance Ministry spokeswoman said Berlin considered it essential that the IMF participate.
The Spiegel report said the IMF now shared the view of European lenders that Greece should post a primary budget surplus of 3.5 percent of gross domestic product in order to get fresh aid. (Reuters)