Ancelotti hopeful Alonso will sign deal

November 8, 2013
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent

Carlo Ancelotti says the return of "professor" Xabi Alonso to fitness is great news, and he hopes the midfielder will now agree a new contract to stay at Real Madrid for next season and beyond.

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Alonso, 31, is out of contract at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu next June, and has been linked persistently in recent months with moves to either Chelsea, Juventus ...

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