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Alonso Makes Wish to Leave Liverpool Official

Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has reportedly handed in a transfer request while speculation continues over a possible move to Real Madrid. Liverpool has so far refused to lower its price tag on the Spain midfielder, in the region of $49.5 million.

But Alonso's stated intentions could affect his transfer price. Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has said publicly he doesn't want to sell Alonso, especially as other midfield stalwart Javier Mascherano has been linked to a move with Barcelona.

 

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