Alonso price too high for moneybags Madrid

The Bernabeu giants have dipped into their seemingly bottomless pit of cash four times already during the close-season, splashing out more than €200 million on Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Raul Albiol.

And the 31-time la Liga winners have made no secret of their desire to continue their spending this summer on midfield pair Alonso and Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery.

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