Xabi Alonso tempted by AC Milan approach

Xabi Alonso tempted by AC Milan approach


AC Milan have joined the race to sign Xabi Alonso as he enters the final seven months of his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Alonso has kept Madrid fans waiting regarding a renewal as his current deal is set to expire in June 2014.

According to Radio Madrid the Italian giants have muscled their way into contention to sign the 31 year-old midfield general.

Today’s addition of Marca claims Real Madrid are a step closer to signing Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan, suggesting the Spanish side are resigned to losing Alonso.

Milan are looking for an ‘architect’ to help channel the attacking play, meaning Riccardo Montolivo, who was recently linked with Meringues, could be sacrificed.

Alonso has only recently recovered from a five month injury, making his return to the field in Real’s 7-3 win over Sevilla. Many feel the former Liverpool player is a vital member of the team and one the likes of Asier Illarramendi will struggle to emulate.

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