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Arsenal and Liverpool knocked back in chase for 24-year-old – reports

Arsenal and Liverpool have both been dealt a blow in their chase for Martin Montoya after the player’s agent denied speculation linking him with a January move to the Premier League.

His agent Juan Carrasco says there is no opportunity for a move in January, despite the fact that Montoya has not played a single league game while on a season-long loan at Inter Milan.

Both Liverpool and Arsenal have been linked with moves for the 24-year-old on a permanent basis.

Carrasco told Mundo Deportivo: “He will stay at Inter until next June.”

Would it work?

Inter Milan are not exactly on top form in Serie A, although they are currently fourth in the table.

Given the relative standards of the Italian league and the Premier League, it would be weird for Montoya to struggle to get into Inter’s side and yet be a valuable option for either Liverpool or Arsenal.

Liverpool have Nathaniel Clyne to call upon, comfortably one of the better right-backs in the Premier League.

Arsenal have a huge selection of options at right-back, including first choice Hector Bellerin, former Newcastle United star Mathieu Debuchy and youngster Calum Chambers.

Neither side are clearly in need of a defender to play on the right side, and neither would benefit from an Inter cast-off.

It is difficult to see why a move for Montoya would work.

Rumour rater

Even beyond the simple fact that Montoya would not slot into either side, The Mirror recently reported that Jurgen Klopp is not interested.

That should be enough to kill this particular rumour dead, given only Liverpool should maybe consider signing him, possibly, as backup.

It seems like a complete non-starter, which it is in reality.

Montoya to Arsenal or Liverpool? This rumour’s dead.

Rumour rated: 0/5


23-Year-Old Liverpool Target Keen On January Move

Liverpool could be handed a significant boost in their chase for Barcelona defender Martin Montoya, with the talented young star keen to leave the Nou Camp in January.

The right back’s contract with the Catalan giants expires at the end of the season, but the player is not particularly keen to wait until then to get a move.

He has made only one appearance for the first team in all competitions since the start of the campaign, symbolising the fact that he is out of favour under Luis Enrique.

Montoya has never played for any club but Barcelona, having come through their famous La Masia academy system.

However, he is now particularly keen to move on.

His agent confirmed that Montoya wants to leave next month, and also confirmed that clubs from England, Germany and Italy are keen on his signature, suggesting there will be a battle ahead for the Reds.

Juan De Dios Carrasco told the press: “Tomorrow there will be a meeting with Barcelona to communicate the decision we have already made.

“He will leave the club in January. There are clubs interested from England, Italy and German.

“When a player wants to leave Barca, as Montoya does, I do not think the club will oppose his departure.”