Bundesliga

Liverpool hopes dead as transfer target undergoes medical

Xabi AlonsoThe Liverpool fans in the Football Transfer Tavern were dreaming of a reunion with Xabi Alonso when they heard that he was set for a move away from Real Madrid.

However that dream has now been extinguished for good as according to talkSPORT, the Spaniard, who has just retired from international football, has agreed to sign for Bayern Munich and is undergoing a medical with the Bavarian giants.

Reports suggest that the figure paid for the midfielder is between £6 million and £8 million – a far cry from the £50 million figures touted around for Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba this summer.

The 32-year-old only signed a new two-year deal with the Spanish giants last January, however the La Liga outfit have strengthened their squad considerably this summer.

Alonso will no doubt replace the injured World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger in Pep Guardiola’s Bundesliga winning side.

And the club’s sporting director Matthias Sammer explained why Alonso is being brought into the Allianz Arena this summer.

He said: “He can give us quality immediately and has at least two years left at the highest level.”

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