Thursday August 28th, 2014

Midfielder Xabi Alonso is poised to join Bayern Munich from Real Madrid, Bayern Munich announced Thursday

The club said Alonso and Bayern have agreed "in principle" on a transfer and a deal is expected to be done within a couple of days. Alonso is expected to travel to Munich to complete a physical. 

“It is correct that we are in friendly and final talks with Real Madrid and will hopefully reach agreement in the next day or two,” Bayern deputy chairman Jan-Christian Dreesen said.

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Alonzo, 32, has spent the last five years with Madrid. On Wednesday, he announced his retirement from the Spanish national team after 11 years and 16 goals in 114 international games. 

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