Liverpool manager ready to break club transfer rules for Spanish star.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is ready to personally intervene in order to ensure the club sign Real Madrid’s Xabi Alonso according to The Daily Mail.
The Anfield side currently operate a transfer policy that declines the possibility of signing any players over the age of 30.
But Rodgers is ready to make an exception to the rule in order to land the Spanish midfielder.
Alonso is a fan favourite at Anfield where he is fondly remembered by the Liverpool faithful for his previous spell in a red shirt.
He is thought to be available as he has just one year left on his current deal in the Spanish capital and, despite the best efforts of Real, is refusing to sign a new contract at the club.
That has led to Real making contingency plans to sign his replacement this summer, and should they succeed, Alonso could be available for around £10 million.
The move would help to heal the wounds of Liverpool fans who are currently sore after seeing Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan snatched from the jaws of their hands at the last minute by Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund.
Alonso would could much cheaper than the Armenia captain and would allow Rodgers greater flexibility in pursuing other targets.