Soriano up for Udinese move

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Jonathan Soriano has confirmed he is ready to move to Udinese as part of the deal that could take Alexis Sanchez to Barcelona.

Reported make-weight happy to go

Jonathan Soriano has confirmed he is ready to move to Udinese as part of the deal that could take Alexis Sanchez to Barcelona. The 25-year-old striker is part of Barca's B squad, and has never actually played for the first-team. Reports from both Chile and Spain suggest Barca have won the race to sign Sanchez, beating off the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Juventus and Inter Milan to his coveted signature. Udinese look to have agreed to take former Espanyol striker Soriano as part of the transfer. And Soriano for his part admits he is more than happy to move to the Stade Friuli. "Going to a club that plays in the Champions League like Udinese is always interesting," he told COM Radio. "If this is what is best for the club [Barca] and for my future, then so be it."

Youngsters unhappy

Udinese were also believed to have been offered some of Barca's younger players - but starlet Martin Montoya, currently with Spain's Under-21s, insists he and some of his team-mates were less than amused by those reports. Montoya says that himself, along with Thiago Alcantara and striker Bojan Krkic, did not want to be offered as part of any deal. "They (the press) say the same thing about Thiago (Alcantara) and Bojan (Krkic). We don't like it," Montoya told Cadena Ser. "Of course you like the fact that other teams like you but to be makeweights is like they underestimate us." Montoya, like Bojan, has been linked with Italian side Roma where his former Barcelona B coach Luis Enrique is now at the helm. "I would say to Luis Enrique that Barcelona are the team of my dreams and I want to triumph here and reach the top," said Montoya. "I don't know what will happen next season but my priority is to stay here at Barcelona."

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