Barca eye £12 million Liverpool ace

Barcelona are ready to test Liverpool's resolve by offering them £12 million for midfielder Xabi Alonso. The Spanish giants are keen to add to their midfield options come the new year with Alonso said to be high on their wish-list but whether or not Rafa Benitez will be willing to let him go is a difficult one.

Alonso, 26, was heavily linked with a summer exit from Anfield with Serie A side Juventus reportedly interested. The Spanish international admitted earlier this week that he still may Liverpool in January despite winning his place back in the Reds starting eleven. Barca boss Pep Guardiola is keen to bring Alonso to the Camp Nou once the transfer window opens in January.

I personally think it would be a real shame to see Alonso leave Liverpool. It is clear that the fans love him and that they would be gutted to see him go but would Benitez reject £12 million for the former Real Sociedad man? Although I don't want to see him leave the Premier League, I do think he would be a quality signing for Barca.

Source : The Sun