Talk intensifying of Fiorentina move for former Liverpool midfielder
According to reports in Spain the possibility of Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso joining Serie A side Fiorentina is gathering pace with the former Liverpool man still to agree a contract extension with the Spanish club.
The 31-year-old had been a key component of the side since joining in 2009, however, with his contract expiring at the end of the season and it unknown whether he has a major part to play under incoming coach Carlo Ancelotti speculation intensifies.
According to Mundo Deportivo the two parties still remain some distance apart during negotiations for a contract extension and are reporting that Viola technical director Eduardo Macia has now been discussing a potential move to the Florence based club with his agent.
However, despite contact between club and agent it is suggested that the Italian club still expect the finances needed to conclude a deal for the Spanish international beyond their budget should Real Madrid decide to sell.
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