Liverpool ace nears £16 million exit

Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso is today nearing a £16 million move to Juventus after the player admitted he would be interested in joining the Serie A giants. The Spanish international is currently on international duty with Spain and it is now expected he will complete a move to Juve after the European Championships. (Press Association)

Alonso, 26, has been linked with an exit from Anfield for some time now after he fell out of favour with Reds boss Rafa Benitez. Javier Mascherano has firmly planted himself in the heart of Liverpool's midfield leading to intense speculation that the former Real Sociedad player would leave the club this summer.

I must admit it will be disappointing to see Alonso leave the Premier League although I certainly can't blame him for wanting out at Anfield. He has been a terrific servant to Liverpool over the past few years and I am sure Reds fans will give him a terrific reception should he ever return to Anfield to play for Juve.