Arsenal and Liverpool are being encouraged in their pursuit of Barcelona fullback Martin Montoya. The Daily Star says reports in Spain suggest Montoya has put all negotiations over a new deal on hold as he looks to cement a place in Gerardo Martino's first-team.
His current deal expires in June.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has monitored Montoya for a number of months and is weighing up pre-contract deal to lure him to Anfield next summer.
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