Liverpool target Martin Montoya has fueled speculation he could leave Barcelona by claiming he will seek talks with the club regarding his future at the Camp Nou.
The former Spain under-21 international has made only 30 further appearances since his debut in La Liga in February 2009, and has started less than half of Barcelona's 15 matches in the championship this season.
Liverpool are reported to have made an initial approach for the youngster, with a view to bringing Montoya to Anfield in January, with The Guardian claiming that Reds managing director Ian Ayre was in Barcelona last week to discuss a potential fee for the full-back.
Montoya has since admitted he is somewhat frustrated at his lack of regular first-team action and is prepared to discuss his position with the club's hierarchy as the transfer window approaches.
"I'll talk with the club... because I'm staying on the sidelines. But I'm young and I want to keep playing," he said at an adidas event, as translated by Sport Witness.
Montoya is reported to have been identified by Brendan Rodgers as a potential acquisition as the Liverpool boss is not entirely satisfied with his options at full-back.
This is despite the signing of Aly Cissokho in the summer and the impressive performance of Jon Flanagan in the Merseyside derby.