According to talkSPORT, both Spurs and the Reds have been targeting the creative operator in recent weeks, with the source reporting that either of the pair may return to Serie A as they attempt to sign the player in January.
Liverpool could certainly do with a deep-lying midfield creator, and Montolivo would certainly be an upgrade on Joe Allen, while Tottenham would surely benefit from the 30-year-old’s experience as a complement to their younger midfield stars.
However, both may have to look elsewhere following reports from Calciomercato [as per talkSPORT], which note that the Italy international is primed to extend his current deal in Lombardy.
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The report indicates that Montolivo will extend his current deal until 2019, and is set to pocket a cool £2.5 million for every year that his contract runs.
The technically proficient star represented Italy at the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012.