Reports are suggesting that the Red Devils are winning the race against rivals Chelsea to sign the Los Blancos man, Xabi Alonso.
Alonso is in his final year of his contract at the Bernabeu and he is looking to make a move away from the Spanish capital. Interest for the Madrid star is mounting from all over Europe but Alonso has reportedly opened up initial talks with Manchester United, according to the Daily Star.
Spanish reports suggested that talks with United convinced Alonso to rethink the option of staying in his native country and make a move to another European club.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been keeping tabs on the Spanish international’s situation. Mourinho wants to add a playmaker to his lineup either in this upcoming January transfer window or during the summer. He hopes to sign the 31-year old Madridista after having worked together for three years in Madrid.
The Spanish International has only played four games this season under Carlo Ancelotti due to a foot injury.
Serie A champions Juventus are also interested in signing Alonso.