Inter scout Barcelona duo Alexis & Montoya
The Giuseppe Meazza outfit are looking to add some fresh blood to their squad this summer and have earmarked the Barca players as possible reinforcements
By Fabrizio Romano
Inter scout Luisito Suarez visited Barcelona’s 5-0 La Liga win over Mallorca at the weekend to cast an eye on Alexis Sanchez and Martin Montoya, Goal.com can reveal.
Sanchez impressed in the victory against Mallorca as he netted twice while setting up two more and Inter are closely monitoring Sanchez’s situation at the Blaugrana.
The Chile international has been struggling to live up to the high expectations at the Camp Nou side since joining them from Udinese in the summer of 2011 and is continually being linked with a move away from Barcelona.
He has also caught the attention of Juventus but Inter are also keen to lure him to the Giuseppe Meazza instead.
The attacker has a contract with Barca until the summer of 2016, but the Catalans are ready to let go of the tricky attacker if an offer in the region of €20 million comes in.
Meanwhile, Inter scout Suarez also gave Montoya a positive review as he feels the full-back could prove to be a valuable addition to Inter’s back-line.
The 21-year-old right-back is a product of the Barcelona youth academy and made his official first team debut in February 2011.
He has been unable to secure regular first team action, though, and Barca could therefore be tempted to cash in on Montoya for the right price.
Barcelona have set a €10m asking price for the defender, who can also feature as left-back.