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Alonso rejects reports of Real Madrid switch to Chelsea

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso revealed he never received an offer from Chelsea. The 32-year-old former Liverpool player signed a new two-year contract with the Spanish giants this week.

"There was no offer," he said. "We (Alonso and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho) have a good relationship but he never said anything about going to Chelsea.

"I am happy here and (Real coach, Carlo) Ancelotti is one of those who has pushed most for me to stay. He was a midfielder and knows what the role involves. His public support for me was also important in my decision to stay."

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