Madrid delay Alonso bid

REAL Madrid want to delay their offer for Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso to prevent Real Sociedad claiming 20 per cent of any transfer fee. (Daily Mail)Sociedad's agreement with Liverpool is believed to run out on July 18 and Madrid see it as an obstacle with Anfield's valuation at �35m and their last offer at �25m.

REAL Madrid want to delay their offer for Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso to prevent Real Sociedad claiming 20 per cent of any transfer fee. (Daily Mail)

Sociedad's agreement with Liverpool is believed to run out on July 18 and Madrid see it as an obstacle with Anfield's valuation at �35m and their last offer at �25m.

The two clubs are prepared to negotiate and Alonso is expected to declare he wants to leave.

The 27-year-old was in Madrid on Monday and had dinner with his agent, Inaki Ibanez.


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Alonso said: “I don't know what is going to happen. It is up to the clubs to negotiate now.”

An �8m deal for defender Alvaro Arbeloa to go to Madrid is already in place.

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