London, July 30 (ANI): Spanish football club Real Madrid are ready to fork out 28 million pounds for son of the soil midfielder Xabi Alonso after the latter put ina transfer request with Liverpool FC.
Kop boss Rafa Benitez wanted 30 million pounds but will accept slightly less after conceding defeat in his battle to keep Alonso.
The Sun quoted a Bernabeu source, as saying: "We expect a positive solution between the clubs in the next few days."
Losing Alonso will be a blow to Benitez but he will use some of the cash to sanre England Under-21 star Lee Cattermole. Roma's Alberto Aquilina and Athletic Bilbao's Javier Martinez are possible replacements, as is David Villa of Valencia. (ANI)