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Arsenal and Liverpool on alert as Montoya discusses contract

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Barcelona right back Martin Montoya is into the final year of his contract at the Camp Nou and is ready to head into contract talks in the next few days, according to the Daily Star.

The Spaniard's representative Jose Maria Orobitg confirmed he is aware of interest in the player and appears somewhat negative on the situation at Barcelona

"We have talked but there is no certainty that Martin Montoya would hold down a first-team spot, because right now Daniel Alves closes the door." he said.

There is no immediate sign that Montoya has made his mind up on his future, but it is certain that he will be seeking assurances on his status at the club.

Montoya made 23 appearances last season for the club, but has only featured once this campaign.

Montoya - who will be available to talk to clubs in January - is a target for Premier League pace setters Arsenal and Liverpool and would be a worthy addition.

Montoya has found first team football opportunities at a minimum this season with Brazilian right back Daniel Alves understandably first choice.

Montoya has made several appearances for Spain at all levels of the game apart from the senior squad and will need the guarantee of first team football if he is to renew his contract.

His days at the Camp Nou could be numbered with Arsenal, Liverpool, Bayer Leverkusen, Juventus and Napoli all said to be following the situation closely.

A move to the Premier League appears more likely for Montoya who was linked with a move to Arsenal only last summer.

The Gunners have their own right back contract rebel in Bacary Sagna who is stalling on a new deal.

It is believed that Arsene Wenger sees Montoya as a more than adequate replacement for the French International.  

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