Liverpool are preparing a pre-contract offer for Barcelona right-back Martin Montoya.

The 22-year-old's contract is up at the end of the season allowing him to speak to clubs outside of Spain from January.

Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich are both chasing the talented Spaniard but according to reports in Germany they are both about to be gazumped by Liverpool.

The Premier League side have held a long-standing interest in the defender who has so far failed to oust Dani Alves from the Barca starting line-up.