Juventus reportedly bids $33M for Liverpool's Alonso

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According to The Daily Mail, Juventus has made an improved $32.5 million offer for Liverpool's Xabi Alonso as press reports regarding Juve's pursuit of a center midfielder continue to rocket into overdrive.

The Bianconeri have now all but given up hope of signing Roma's Alberto Aquilani and Napoli's Marek Hamisk, while Inter's Dejan Stankovic is also highly unlikely to join following a fan protest.

On Wednesday morning, Sevilla midfielder Christian Poulsen was heavily linked with a move to Turin, however The Daily Mail says Alonso is still the primary transfer target.

Juve had seemed almost certain to sign the Spaniard a couple of weeks ago, until the move hit a snag over both the transfer fee and due to Alonso getting cold feet.

If the new improved bid is accepted, it would be the second huge fee that Juve has paid Liverpool for a player, following its $20.6 million purchase of Momo Sissoko in January of this year.