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Liverpool Set for Cheeky £35m Man City Bid

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The Rumour

Manchester City boss Mark Hughes is keen on Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso.

The Daily Mail says Hughes is still on the look-out for a creative midfielder. He wants Xabi but does not think Liverpool will sell to City.

Liverpool are demanding £35 million for the Real Madrid target.

The Source: (Daily Star as reported on tribalfootball.com)

The Analysis

It appears that Real Madrid and Man City are competing for the biggest spenders of the summer and with that in mind Mark Hughes appears to want to crash the Xabi Alonso to Spain party by considering a bid for the Liverpool midfielder.

This could be interesting because with the Spaniard wanting to move to the Bernabeu but with the La Liga giants unwilling to match the valuation for the 27 year old, what happens if the Eastlands side put in a bid that matches Rafa’s expecatations?

That would leave Xabi in a sticky situation. He says he wants to move back to Spain, at least thats what the speculation tells us, but what if a significant bid is not forthcoming from his homeland?

The Likelihood

Alonso to Man City: Won’t want to move to any other Premier League club

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