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Ancelotti wants Alonso deal signed for Christmas gift

Dec 6 2013, 3:03am CST | by IANS

Madrid, Dec 6 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits there is one present he would like for Christmas and that is for veteran midfielder, Xabi Alonso to put pen to paper on a new contract.

Madrid, Dec 6 — Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits there is one present he would like for Christmas and that is for veteran midfielder, Xabi Alonso to put pen to paper on a new contract. It is...

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Ancelotti wants Alonso deal signed for Christmas gift

Dec 6 2013, 3:03am CST | by IANS

Madrid, Dec 6 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits there is one present he would like for Christmas and that is for veteran midfielder, Xabi Alonso to put pen to paper on a new contract.

Madrid, Dec 6 — Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits there is one present he would like for Christmas and that is for veteran midfielder, Xabi Alonso to put pen to paper on a new contract.

It is no coincidence that Real Madrid's excellent recent form coincided with Alonso's return to the side after a long lay-off with a groin problem. However, the 32-year-old is out of contract at the end of season and has yet to sign a new deal to keep him at the club for longer, reports Xinhua.

"We have played really well in our last two games and we have not just played well, but also defended well," said Ancelotti.

"In earlier matches we received too many goals and now we have shown good balance and we have to be pleased with that," he said Thursday.

The coach put the improvement directly down to Alonso's return

"I can say that Xabi Alonso is the key in all of this. He is a very important player for us and he has a lot of quality and a lot of experience. His return was very good for the team," said the Real Madrid coach, who was asked whether or not he was worried about Alonso's future.

"No, I think that everyone at the club knows he is important and the club is speaking to him about renewing his contract I hope he is happy here and that he signs a new contract and I would like it to be confirmed soon," said Ancelotti.

Real Madrid kick off their Copa del Rey (Kings Cup) campaign Saturday night when they travel to play third tier side Olimpic de Xativa in the first leg of their last 32 tie. Ancelotti admitted that he would be not resting many of his key players for the game to give a chance to other less habitual first team squad members.

"We don't know a lot about this team or their ground, but I am going to try and play my strongest 11," said Ancelotti, who nevertheless qualified those words.

"We have to take care with some players, which Cristiano Ronaldo is suspended. We also have Xabi Alonso, who will be better off working here in Madrid after his injury, but all of the rest could play," he confirmed.

Ancelotti spoke of other issues, admitting he was worried by a knee problem currently being suffered by young central defender, Rafael Varene, which will keep the Frenchman out of action for at least another week, and insisting that despite interest from teams in the English Premier League to take striker Alvaro Morata on loan, the Spain Under-21 international would remain in Madrid.

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Real Madrid make late move to sign Inter Milan’s Fredy Guarin on loan [Di Marzio]

Sep 1 2014 2:16pm CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Di Marzio is reporting this evening that Real Madrid are lining up a loan deal for Inter Milan’s Fredy Guarin.With Xabi Alonso defecting to Bayern Munich in a surprise move last week and Angel Di Maria leaving for Man United just days earlier, Madrid’s squad is now paper-thin, and is especially light in midfield.They’ve identified Fredy Guarin as the ideal profile to provide midfield cover, the Colombian being similarly v ...
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Alonso thrilled with Bayern move

Sep 1 2014 7:34am CDT | Source: espnstar.com

Xabi Alonso said it is "an honour and a privilege" to be a Bayern Munich player after he was officially presen ...
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Alonso targets Seedorf´s Champions League record

Sep 1 2014 4:07am CDT | Source: Soccerway

Xabi Alonso has targeted winning the UEFA Champions League with a third different club - a feat only previously m ...
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Transfer Deadline Day 2014: Rumors, news, deals and live updates

Aug 31 2014 6:44pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Constantly updating transfer news and rumors from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga, throughout Monday's madness. For most countries in Europe, the transfer deadline pops up on Monday. The deadline usually falls on the final day of August, but for the second year in a row, that day was on a weekend, while games were being played. For that reason, the transfer window stretches into September, and will close at 11 p.m. BST, 6 ...
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(Video) Carlo Ancelotti Mocks Man United Signing Angel di Maria

Aug 31 2014 1:29pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Angel di Maria move to Manchester United for £59.7m... SEE ALSO: Best Premier League players 2014/15 Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has made a parting shot towards departed star Angel di Maria, who joined Manchester United for a British record £59.7m earlier this week. Carlo Ancelotti spoke about Real Madrid’s recent transfer dealings at his press conference today, notably, Xabi Alonso’s move to Bayern, and Di Maria’s move to Man United. The Italian boss didn ...
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Winners and Losers from Bundesliga Week 2

Aug 31 2014 11:51am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Bundesliga just got even hipper with Xabi Alonso arriving at Bayern Munich from Champions League winners Real Madrid. The top of the table has an unfamiliar look to it at this early juncture. Leverkusen lead the way, followed by promoted Paderborn. Find out more as we reveal the winners and losers from the second round of fixtures in Germany, including an appraisal of Alonso ...
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Bayern Munich’s Xabi Alonso gives interview after debut in 1-1 draw with Schalke [Video]

Aug 31 2014 8:37am CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Signed from Real Madrid this week, Xabi Alonso started in Bayern Munich’s 1-1 draw with Schalke on Saturday.The 32 year old Spaniard seems happy to be wearing the red of Bayern Munich and also spoke about his recent retirement from International football.Xabi Alonso also spoke of his disappointment at the result.Watch the interview here:(function(){var image = {src:'http://www.101greatgoals.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/bayern-munichs-xabi-alonso-gives.jpg',h ...
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Bayern Munich stars have lederhosen themed photoshoot for Oktoberfest [Pictures]

Aug 31 2014 6:10am CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Oktoberfest is a wonderful annual beer festival in Munich held during September and October.It is the world’s largest funfair and every year Bayern Munich get involved in the local party atmosphere.This year they had a special Paulaner photoshoot, with Xabi Alonso taking his place among his new teammates.Some photos from the Bayern Munich photoshoot can be seen below.Grab A £25 Free Bet & 10 Free Spins! EXCLUSIVE OFFER: £25 Free Bet & 10 Free ...
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Bayern Munich Players Get Their Lederhosen On

Aug 31 2014 5:23am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

It's become an annual tradition—Bayern Munich players getting dressed up in lederhosen in a sponsor shoot for Paulaner Brewery. In the above shot, new signing Xabi Alonso seems right at home with his team-mates. Here's a selection of the best pics posted by Bayern on Instagram. Quite a lot to take in here, I think you'll agree. And it's not even Oktobe ...
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Schalke 1 – Bayern Munich 1: Lewandowski scores, Alonso debuts but Bayern held [Official highlights]

Aug 31 2014 1:08am CDT | Source: 101 great goals

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