Liverpool interest in Montoya faces a stiff challenge from Inter Milan

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Inter Milan are to rival Liverpool and Sevilla for Barcelona right-back Martin Montoya.

Liverpool could now face another difficult rival to beat, if they're to successfully land Barcelona right-back Martin Montoya this summer, following a report in Spanish outlet Marca, claiming Inter Milan are to make an official offer to Barcelona.

The 24-year-old was recently identified as a leading target for Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, by The Telegraph, who suggested the Spaniard is viewed as an ideal replacement for Glen Johnson, who is leaving Anfield on a free-transfer.

Europa League winners Sevilla are also very interested to make a move, with their sporting director Monchi considered a keen admirer of the Barcelona player for some time, whilst the ability to offer Champions League football is also regarded as an advantage over Liverpool.

According to Marca, the biggest obstacle for Sevilla and their interest, is that Inter Milan are prepared to offer Montoya the same salary package he's currently earning at Barcelona, and will do so via a formal offer to Barcelona in the coming days.

If indeed Liverpool are to pursue their interest, then it appears they will have to at least match the terms on offer from Inter Milan, if they're to lure Montoya to Anfield. From there, it will depend on which project and destination the player favours the most.

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