Found July 13, 2013 on Soccerlens:
Liverpool to make one last-ditch attempt to re-sign Xabi Alonso - originally posted on It’s no secret Liverpool have been interested in re-signing Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso this summer. His asking price is said to be around £7M. Brief talks are reportedly undergoing between both parties, but no official bid has been tabled as of yet. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers regards the 31-year old as a player who could elevate the club back into the Champions League next season. The Spanish international achieved cult-level status during his five years with Liverpool between 2004 and 2009 – making 207 appearances, and scoring 18 goals. He has always maintained he has no regrets on leaving to join Real Madrid, but with a new arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu, Alonso could well find himself replaced next season. The La Liga runners-up announced the signing of ex-Real Sociedad midfielder Asier Illarramendi pictured for a fee said to be around £34M. The 23-year old ha...

Illarramendi seals Real Madrid move

Real Madrid have signed Real Sociedad midfielder Asier Illarramendi after agreeing to meet the Spain Under-21 international's buy-out clause. Sociedad announced Friday that Madrid had informed the Liga de Futbol Profesional (Spanish Football League) they would pay the clause, reported to be 39million euros ($50.85m), to bring the 23-year-old to the Bernabeu. The two clubs had...
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