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Liverpool Set for Audacious £18m Midfielder Bid from Arch Rivals

Rafa continues to field offers for players he doesn’t have any intention of selling!

The Rumour

Premier League Soccer: Liverpool v Newcastle United MAY 3

The Blues will go head-to-head with Real Madrid in an £18million battle for the Liverpool star.

The future of Alonso, 27, has been the subject of intense speculation since the end of the season.

He cast further doubt about where he will be playing next season during the Confederations Cup tournament in South Africa.

Alonso was non-committal about his plans – the broadest hint yet that he is on his way out of Liverpool, who are also battling to keep Argentine international Javier Mascherano.

The Source: (Daily Mirror)

The Analysis

Chelsea appear to be wanting to reassert themselves as the big money men now that Man City have come along and gone mega bucks crazy. Xabi Alonso’s agent has claimed that his client would possibly leave Liverpool for a move to Spain but surely a move to any other Premier League team would not happen.

Rafa has tried to stop the incessant attempts by Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona at nabbing their top stars by claiming that they are not for sale, clearly this has fallen on deaf ears. Xabi strikes me as a very loyal kind of guy and I am sure that if he did leave it would simply because he wanted to move back home, which hopefully is not the case.

Alonso was one of last season’s top performers and once he has been given assurances that he is one of the first names on the team sheet he will surely stay put at Anfield.

The Likelihood

Alonso to Chelsea: Will never happen!

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