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Barcelona eyeing Liverpool midfield star

The Daily Mail reiterates that Spanish giants FC Barcelona are set to lauch a £13 million bid for Liverpool star Xabi Alonso. Earlier in the week, Catalan sports daily Sport reported a sensational story suggesting that the Catalan club Barca are eager to save Alonso from Anfield and bring him back to Spain in the summer.

Alonso was one of the best players in the Premiership last season and started this season in quite a good form. But he has fallen out of favour with Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez of late and has even found hiself at times dropped from the team altogether. That coupled with several substitute appearances have flared up speculations that Alonso wants to leave Anfield and that Rafa no longer needs him since he has Javier Mascherano in his side.

So is Xabi Alonso’s love affair with Liverpool coming to an end? It does seem so at the moment if you believe the tabloid press yet somehow you don’t feel that Benitez would like one of his favourite players to leave in the summer.

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