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Fiorentina targeting Barcelona's Martín Montoya

Barca's right back Montoya is the potential last minute signing for Fiorentina

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After losing Juan Cuadrado to Chelsea in a 33 million swoop, Vincenzo Montella publicly declared the need for another player that could cover the right side of the pitch, and act as a cover for Joaquin. A number of players were mentioned in the media, among which Matteo Darmian and Christian Maggio, but the latest rumor is perhaps the most exciting. Barcelona's promising right back, Martin Montoya is the player Fiorentina's dynamic duo of Daniele Prade and Eduardo Macia have singled out as ideal.

According to the mercato expert, Gianluca Di Marzio, all three sides are very interested in doing business, but the only obstacle might be Barcelona's transfer embargo. However, there is optimism that the deal might go through by the end of transfer window. The 23 year old Spaniard wasn't even on the bench for Barca's game against Villareal.

If the deal does go through, it raises the question - does that mean that Micah Richards is leaving? Inter Milan seem to be very interested in him, and reports in Italy suggest that Roberto Mancini has already made contact with the Englishman.