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Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso. Picture credit: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images

Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso. Picture credit: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images

Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso. Picture credit: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images

REAL MADRID have ended speculation about Xabi Alonso's future by tying him to a new contract.

The 32-year-old midfielder's deal expired at the end of the current season, but Madrid announced yesterday that he has penned a two-year extension.

News of Alonso's renewal came on the day manager Carlo Ancelotti ruled out any movements in or out of the Bernabeu, despite reported interest from England in fringe players such as Fabio Coentrao and Alvaro Morata.

There has been media speculation linking Portugal full-back Coentrao, 25, with Manchester United while Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is said to be looking at 21-year-old striker Morata again in the wake of Theo Walcott's season-ending injury.

However, Ancelotti said yesterday that the Spanish giants were not looking to bring in any new faces during the transfer window, or let any players go.

"No-one is leaving and no-one is coming in," said Ancelotti.

"We have a good squad. We don't need anything. We have a good squad. We don't need anything."


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