Xabi Alonso denies Premier League return

Xabi Alonso denies Premier League return


Xabi Alonso has denied reports he is ready to make a move back to the Premier League.

The 32-year-old midfielder was linked with a return to his former club Liverpool or to link up again with ex-Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho at Chelsea in the press over the weekend, but he said he has no intention of leaving Los Blancos.

Alonso’s position in the team may come under threat should the Santiago Bernabeu club sign Real Sociedad midfielder Asier Illarramendi – who they see as the long-term replacement for the World Cup winner.

But speaking to Madrid –based daily Marca, Alonso said he has not thought about a switch back to Anfield or to Stamford Bridge.

“To the Premier League? No, not at all,” he said when asked about a potential transfer.

Alonso added that he did not want to answer any more questions about his future and would rather focus on getting fit for the start of the new season.