Liverpool transfers: Xabi Alonso categorically rules out return
Liverpool transfers: Xabi Alonso denies that there is even a remote chance of him returning to the Premier League
Xabi Alonso has denied that there is any chance of him returning to the Premier League this summer amid speculation linking him with a return to Liverpool.
The Real Madrid midfielder, who spent five years on Merseyside before moving to La Liga, has been linked with both Liverpool and Chelsea in recent weeks.
However, the 31-year-old has poured cold water on those reports by insisting that he has no intention of returning to England.
“The Premier League? No,” Alonso said when asked about a summer switch. “No way, no chance.”
Speculation about Alonso’s future has been ongoing for some time, with the Spain international – whose contract expires in June 2014 – yet to discuss new terms with Real Madrid.
Alonso scored 19 goals in 210 appearances for Liverpool between 2004 and 2009, before securing a £30m transfer to Madrid.