Chelsea Remain Favourites To Beat Man United To Spanish Midfielder’s Coveted Signature

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Blues hope to be able to agree a pre-contract agreement with the water carrier as early as January. 

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Chelsea remain desperately keen to be able to sign experienced Real Madrid holding midfield player Xabi Alonso, either when the winter transfer window opens again for business in the new year, or as now seems more likely at the end of this season, although the Blues will face stiff competition for the Spaniard’s signature from a whole host of clubs across the Continent, according to reports in the Daily Star.

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The Spain international’s future at the Santiago Bernabeu has been in doubt for some time now, with Alonso’s current contract in the Spanish capital set to run out on June 30 2014, which means that the 31-year-old is able to start negotiating with foreign-based clubs as early as January 1st.

And already the defensive midfield player has been attracting the attentions of both Serie A champions Juventus and Premier League champions Manchester United, as well as the west London club too, whose head coach Jose Mourinho knows the player well from their three years working together at the White House.

Either way, it now appears a certainty that Alonso will be leaving los Blancos come the climax to this campaign, with Stamford Bridge still the player’s expected next destination.



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