Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has rubber-stamped the imminent transfer of Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid on the proviso he receives ALL the money up front.
The Spain midfielder should complete his £32million switch in the next 48 hours
The Source: (The People)
This source seems to contradict what else is out there on the web and on the red top backpages so should therefore be taken with a large pinch of salt. Most sources claim that Xabi has agreed to stay on another season rather than pushing for a move to Real Madrid.
This report suggests that a deal could be done in the next 48 hours but that seems unlikely given the fact that the La Liga club appears very reticent to up its bid and Benitez is digging his heels in on that score so It does look, at least for the moment, that the Spaniard is going nowhere.
This deal is officially now the Gareth Barry deal of THIS summer and is set to go on and on!
Alonso to Real Madrid: I don’t see this deal happening now.