Liverpool Plan Ambitious Move to Strengthen Defence With Bid for Barcelona Youngster

Anfield side go head to head with Inter Milan for young Spaniard.

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Liverpool will fight Inter Milan in pursuit of highly rated Barcelona youngster Martin Montoya according to talkSPORT.

Brendan Rodgers is very keen on landing the 22 year old but an injury to veteran Argentine Javier Zanetti has led to strong interest in the Nou Camp defender from Inter Milan.

The right-back has failed to break into Tito Vilanova’s first team set-up, finding his path to a starting eleven spot blocked by Brazilian Dani Alves, and Montoya may now be keen on a new challenge having amassed just 13 La Liga starts in the past three seasons.

Barcelona may well be keen to see Liverpool and Inter Milan conduct a bidding war for the former Spanish Under 21 international and it may be a war.

Though Liverpool may be in need of defensive reinforcements one would imagine such an issue is less relevant in the right-back area.

Rodgers has two England internationals to vie for the right-back slot, Glen Johnson and Martin Kelly and even though the youngster is out with a long term injury the Liverpool boss can also call upon Andre Wisdom as possible back-up.

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