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Breaking news, this is Liverpool's first offer to Xabi Alonso

Bayer Leverkusen coach is the chosen one to replace Klopp.

By Charles Cornwall

They want to sign him.
They want to sign him.
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The end of the 2023/24 season is getting closer and closer and that means that Jurgen Klopp's time at Liverpool is nearing the final chapter. The German manager announced weeks ago that he will leave the club this summer due to the lack of energy he feels to face a new year with the responsibility of leading the team in the most important tournaments in England and Europe.

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That's why the fans' attention right now is divided on two fronts: football and negotiations with the new coach. On the pitch, things are going swimmingly, with the Carabao Cup title and the three tournaments in which the Reds can also be champions this season: the FA Cup, Premier League and UEFA Europa League.

As for the search for Klopp's replacement, reports indicate that the main favorite is Xabi Alonso. His excellent performances with Bayer Leverkusen have attracted the attention of several important clubs in Europe and now everything depends on the negotiations that each club can make with the manager himself and with the German side's chiefs. This will not be an easy mission, as they are very satisfied with the work the former Spanish midfielder is doing and intend to keep him until the end of his contract on June 30, 2026.

However, according to BBC Sport, Liverpool requested permission from Bayer Leverkusen to begin talks with Alonso and apparently got it. This is in addition to information from TeamTalk, which claims that they have already made an offer to him to sign him for three seasons starting this summer, and are awaiting a response to move forward in negotiations.

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How much money will they need?

Even if Bayer Leverkusen allowed Liverpool to talk to Xabi Alonso, that does not mean they will let him go easily. In fact, to terminate his contract early, the German side will ask for a fortune: reports speak of a figure between £12 million and £21 million. In addition, the Reds have another problem, as Bayern Munich will compete with them to try to sign him.