After months of speculation Liverpool FC have finally yielded to the pressure and spoken about the Xabi Alonso situation.
Rafa Benitez spoke at the start of the Far East tour but hardly cleared up the whole saga when he said:
‘Alonso is here and will be with us for the next week.’
Today’s announcement from a club spokesman said:
“Xabi is with us in Singapore, and will train with the rest of the squad.
“He was injured ahead of the Thailand game, people can say what they like about that.
“There has been no deal agreed with anyone for his transfer.”
Madrid’s sporting director Miguel Pardeza who brokered Madrid’s multi-million pound deals this summer was quoted:
“It’s at a standstill. From day one, Liverpool have asked for more than Madrid are ready to pay and it’s very difficult to understand.
But I’ve not lost hope that things can be resolved.”