Reports: Alves still wanted by Barcelona as Liverpool agrees to terms with his Barca backup

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Liverpool is leading the way through the transfer rumor mill this Monday morning, with a trio of players linked with Anfield moves.

One of those, Barcelona’s Martin Montoya, is said to have agreed to terms with the Reds, though no transfer fee has been agreed between the clubs.

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The 24-year-old right back has long been behind Dani Alves in Barca’s pecking order. Alves is out of contract this summer, but the 31-year-old is still wanted by Barcelona.

Here’s Barca president Josep Bartomeu (from Sky Sports):

“Alves is much closer to staying at the club than to leaving. We have asked him to stay,” he told Catalan TV station TV3.

“We are negotiating with his agent because he is an important player, not just now but for many years.

“He is eager to continue to fight and work hard.”

Gossip power says Montoya will head to Liverpool to help the Reds replace Glen Johnson and Jon Flanagan.

Liverpool is also said to be joining the fight for Burnley right back Kieran Trippier, according to The Daily Star, while also holding interest in Bayer Leverkusen’s prolific 22-year-old forward Son Hueng-Min.