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Liverpool Set to Complete £18m Aquilani Deal the Moment Alonso Leaves!



Can Real Madrid please get on with it. Pay up or shut up!

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LIVERPOOL are in talks with Roma to sign Xabi Alonso’s replacement – Italy midfielder Alberto Aquilani.

It’s a clear indication that Alonso, who asked for a transfer last week, is finally on his way to Real Madrid in a £28million deal.

The fee for Aquilani, 25, is expected to be £18m. (Daily Star)

It seems that everyone is waiting patiently for Real Madrid to finally put their money where there mouths are so that people can get on with their lives rather than wait an eternity for the Spanish giants to cough up the correct fee for Xabi Alonso!

I get the impression that Rafa feels he is in a win/win situation and that if the deal is not completed then he will happily continue as before with Xabi a crucial part of next season’s assault on all major fronts, but will it be quite so easy for the midfielder to move on, let’s hope so.

If miracle or miracles does occur and the deal is struck it appears on Planet Tabloid that Alberto Aquilani it the man most likely to step into the void with a deal pretty much signed and sealed and you get the impression that he is waiting by the phone with his bags packed, especially as the Italian side have made it clear that they are willing to sell, regardless of the player’s agent himself being a little less clear cut on the matter.

I think that this week things will be sorted as the gaffer will not want this to continue to hang over them like a dark cloud and with the season rapidly approaching I sure hope that Real President Florentino Perez stops this charade that somehow the club now has some ethical issue with paying big money for players, after seemingly throwing limitless cash on the likes of Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema!

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