Liverpool are planning a pre-contract offer for Barcelona fullback Martin Montoya.

The Spain international is off contract in June and yet to hold serious talks about a new deal with Barca management.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, having snapped up Montoya's former Barca teammate Luis Alberto and ex-Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas in the summer, is happy to continue shopping in Spain.

The Reds can secure Montoya to a pre-contract from January 1 ahead of welcoming him to Anfield in June on a Bosman.

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