Real Madrid have confirmed that they may not be able to sign transfer targets Xabi Alonso and Franck Ribery this summer.
Liverpool midfielder Alonso and Bayern Munich’s French playmaker Ribery have been linked with moves to Madrid, but their respective clubs insist the pair are not for sale.
Real Madrid sporting director Miguel Pardeza told Cadena SER: “Rumours have abounded this week.
“Xabi Alonso is a great player and we can’t deny that this team would greatly benefit from his work, but it looks like the situation may not end up well for us.
“We’ll nevertheless keep fighting for him and hope negotiations become reasonable again.”
With regard to Ribery, Pardeza added: “Bayern Munich haven’t even shown interest in transferring Ribery.
“It doesn’t seem to be reasonable to keep insisting when so much money is asked for a player.”