Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has poured cold water on reports Xabi Alonso could return to Liverpool on a free transfer at the end of the season.
The Spain playmaker, 34, joined the Bundesliga champions in the summer of 2014 and his two-year deal is set to expire in June – but the former Real Sociedad star is free to open talks with foreign clubs from January about signing a pre-contract agreement.
Alonso has been linked with former clubs Real Mardid and Liverpool, and admitted recently that he couldn’t rule out a return to Anfield.
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But Rummenigge told German newspaper Bild that Alonso will still be at the Allianz Arena next term.
“Recently, I had a talk with Xabi. He feels very good at Bayern Munich and in the city of Munich too,” Rummenigge said.