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Alonso open to Real switch

29 Jun 2009 - 15:42:18

Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has not ruled out the possibility of joining Real Madrid this summer.

Speculation about the Spain international's future has intensified in recent weeks, and it is not beyond the realms of possibility that a transfer which has been talked about for over a year, could finally get the go-ahead.

Alonso was quoted in Don Balon as saying: "In respect to all this, I have not closed any door and we will just have to wait and see what happens.

"It is always positive when various teams are said to want you because that is better than nobody being interested, but I cannot say much more.

"I know that I have to keep playing well and will be able to decide what happens next whenever it arises.

"I do not think a move to Real Madrid is impossible, but I would also have no regrets at all staying at Liverpool.

"My relationship with (Rafa) Benitez is professional, just like he has with any other player. I believe that is how things will stay too.

"I am happy in England and have adapted, but I do miss certain things from Spain. I cannot rule out a move or even staying in the Premier League.

"I am happy there and, although I was a bit homesick at the start, I am still there.

"This situation is normal for me because I know what is actually happening, away from what is being reported. For that reason I am perfectly calm."


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