Real Madrid are almost resigned to the fact that they will lose Xabi Alonso in the summer, according to reports.
Marca claim that the hierarchy at Los Blancos are ’90 per cent sure’ that the midfielder will not sign a new deal at Santiago Bernabeu.
The Spain international’s current deal ends in June 2014, and despite the club attempting furiously to keep Alonso, the 32-year-old is expected to leave on a Bosman in the summer.
The former Liverpool man has been linked with a move back to Anfield, but reports also suggest that Manchester United and Juventus are keen.
And the Madrid-based paper have revealed quotes from inside the club, saying: “We have neither spoken about money, nor seasons, nor anything, as there have been no negotiations.”