Martin Montoya
Martin Montoya was already linked with Liverpool in summer 2014. Getty

Martin Montoya's agent, Juan de Dios Carrasco, has told IBTimes UK that some clubs in England are "very interested" in the Barcelona right-back, after the La Liga giants confirmed the Spaniard is ready to leave the club this summer.

Following the renewal of Dani Alves's contract and the signing of Aleix Vidal from Sevilla, Barcelona's sporting director Ariedo Braida confirmed "the possibility of Montoya leaving is concrete."

Spanish newpaper Mundo Deportivo has reported that Liverpool, Sevilla, Inter MIlan and Juventus are all showing interest in the player, whose playing time at the Nou Camp will now undoubtedly be very limited.

The Catalan-based newspaper said Montoya was "close" to a move to Anfield in previous transfer windows, and Brendan Rodgers is ready to renew his attempts to secure his services this summer after the Merseysiders confirmed the departure of Glen Johnson.

Asked by IBTimes UK whether he has been contacted by Liverpool regarding a move, Carrasco said: "I can say that there are some clubs in England very interested in Martin Montoya.

"But also in Italy and Germany. I cannot confirm the names of the English clubs interested yet. We have to think about everything and see what is the best for the future of the player."

When Alves's future at the side was uncertain, Montoya signed a contract lasting until 2018 just last year with a release clause of €20m (£14m, $22.4m).

Asked whether the suitors would have to meet his full clause, Carrasco said: "I understand that everything is negotiable but I am yet to meet with the club officials so we don't know their exact intentions yet.

"I'm waiting for a call from them and hopefully we can meet in the coming days to clarify the situation."

Questioned whether the player prefers a loan move or a permanent exit, he replied: "I am not answering that until we meet with the club. We will always try to find the best option for the future of the player."