Inter Milan are stepping up their interest in Barcelona fullback Martin Montoya.

Montoya is expected to be on the move this summer and had been mentioned as part of a swap offer from Barca for Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.

Though negotiations have now stalled over that deal, Javier Zanetti's Achilles injury has Inter continuing talks over Montoya.

Inter president Massimo Moratti sees Montoya as ideal cover for Zanetti, whose surgeon believes he could be again playing in six months' time.