Alonso has no intentions of coming back to England.
Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso is sure to have disappointed Liverpool and Chelsea by revealing there is no way he will be making a Premier League return.
Both clubs had been tracking the Spaniard with Blues boss Jose Mourinho hoping to continue his working relationship with Alonso, having managed the 31-year-old for three years at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Reds were equally as keen on the Spain international having signed the midfield star from Real Sociedad for £14.1m in 2004 and Alonso going on to enjoy five years of success at Anfield – which included an FA Cup and Champions League triumph.
It was therefore thought that the Madrid man’s affection for Merseyside would prevent him from joining any other English side other than Liverpool, but the midfielder has rebuked those claims insisting no return to the Premier League will happen.
“The Premier League? No way, no chance,” Alonso was quoted in the Daily Mail.
The Spanish talisman – who was instrumental in both of the nation’s European Championship wins in 2008 and 2012, as well as their World Cup success in 2010 – only has one year remaining on his current deal with Los Blancos and therefore a move was considered probable.
Alonso’s comments do not mean that both clubs from England won’t be able to battle for his signature in 12 months time, but it does mean both Chelsea and the Reds will have to look elsewhere to strengthen in the centre of the park this summer.
This will be particularly disappointing for Liverpool as the club have already missed out on Shakhtar Donetsk play-maker Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Borussia Dortmund in this current window.