Liverpool hopes of signing Xabi Alonso dashed by Bayern Munich

The Spanish midfielder's contract expires in the summer, but it seems a stay in Germany is on the cards.

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has dashed Liverpool’s hopes of signing former midfielder Xabi Alonso in comments made to Sport Bild.

The Spanish midfielders’ contract at the Allianz Arena is set to expire in the summer, and so far no talks have been opened about an extension.

A deal had looked unlikely for the 34-year-old as well, with manager Pep Guardiola blessed with numerous options in midfield.

With him available to talk to teams in the January transfer window about a summer move, there have naturally been rumours about where he may end up.

One of the clubs said to be interested is former club Liverpool, who are more than keen to Alonso grace the turf at Anfield once again according to TuttoMercatoWeb.

However, Rummenige has now dashed those hopes, with him confirming that the midfielder will be staying with the German champions next season.

“Recently, I had a talk with Xabi. He feels very good at Bayern Munich and in the city of Munich too,” Rummenigge told Sport Bild.

“He signaled to me he is interested in staying in Munich. Rumours he would plan to leave are wrong.”

While the Germans seem keen to keep hold of their veteran midfielder, Liverpool should still push for a deal regardless.

Alonso would add some much needed experience to a relatively young Liverpool side, and would add serious nous to a relatively inexperienced midfield.

Aside from that, he would also be a vast improvement on Jurgen Klopp’s current defensive midfielder options, and would represent a bargain on a free transfer.

With Bayern determined to see him stay however, it is hard to see him turning up at Anfield next season.

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