Madrid sports newspapers bring to their front pages the latest rumours on Xabi Alonso’s contract renewal negotiations, but they make totally different statements.
As claims “the player has renounced the ten-million bonus and the club wants to close the deal now.”
However, Marca states “there’s pessimism inside the club because of the midfielder’s lack of determination.”
The most sold Spanish newspaper reports “Alonso’s contract extension negotiations have entered a decisive phase” and point out that the Basque “wants a good economic offer but also a guaranteed total commitment.”
Both newspapers also emphasize the fact that Real Madrid already knows their possible rivals for the last 16 round of the Champions League, once the group stage has concluded.
Los Blancos could face Manchester City, Bayer Leverkusen, Olympiacos, Arsenal, Zenit, Milan or Schalke 04. Citizens and Gunners are clearly the most dangerous sides.
The draw will will be made on Monday December 16th in Nyon, Switzerland.