Interest for Montoya and Bolatti

During the past month speculation has been rife over the future of Belgrano's two best players. Following the start of the transfer window, things were calm in the beginning but the names of German Montoya and Mario Bolatti have been ever present in the media. However, the chairman Armando Perez has declared that the players will stay until June save for a monumental offer (presumably coming from abroad). Montoya, who along Juan Pablo Carrizo and Mariano Andujar, was the best goalkeeper in the Apertura 2006 was originally linked with River Plate as a potential replacement for Carrizo. The interest vanished as Carrizo isn't going anywhere. Weeks later, Boca Juniors declared their interest in signing the highly-rated Montoya but decided to look elsewhere after they knew the high asking price (thought to be about $ 2.5 million). With the big guns having already signed other keepers, it seems very likely that Montoya will stay for at both least six more months. Mario Bolatti has had even more repercusion in the media. The Independiente manager, Jorge Burruchaga, has openly praised Bolatti saying that he is the central midfield that his team needs but the club is not able to match Belgrano's asking price (around $ 5 million). Boca Juniors then came into the mix (rumours suggest none other than Diego Maradona had recommended signing Bolatti as a replacement for Fernando Gago) and a meeting between the chairmans from Boca and Belgrano is to take place in the coming days. Nevertheless, our chairman's intention is to keep the player until June. Will Belgrano be tempted by the millions Boca Juniors may put on the table? So far, the story has an open end.