Xabi Alonso to join Real Madrid from Liverpool

Liverpool and Real Madrid are reported to have finally agreed a deal which will see Xabi Alonso swap Anfield for the Bernabeu providing that he passes a medical.

The Guardian claims that the La Liga giants will pay a fee of £30m for the Spanish international as they look to add some experience and guile to their midfield ahead of the coming season.

If Alonso does join Real he will come the latest in a long line of big name players to arrive at the Madrid club. Los Blancos have already captured the signatures of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Karim Benzema this summer.

Rafael Benitez now looks set to make a bid for Roma's £18m-rated Italian playmaker Alberto Aquilani as Liverpool look to rebuild their midfield.

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