Ancelotti after Alonso resolution

Carlo Ancelotti is desperate for Xabi Alonso to stay at the club, but a contract renewal is still some way away.

Marca have reported this evening that the Italian tactician wants his Spanish midfielder to stay but the end of his current deal at the end of this season.

Real Madrid have offered Alonso a one-year deal, but the former Liverpool man is seeking a two-year extension and a pay-rise.

Manchester United and a return to Anfield have both been mentioned with the 31-year-old, however, Ancelotti is hoping to persuade Los Blancos to keep the World Cup-winner, whatever the cost.

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