Juventus struggling to raise cash to land Liverpool's Xabi

Juventus are struggling to meet Liverpool's £16 million asking price for midfielder Xabi Alonso.

La Stampa says Juve have already settled personal terms with Xabi over a four-year deal worth £2.75 million-a-season - a clear £350,000-a-year more than he is currently on at Anfield.

However, Juve are struggling to raise the funds needed to get the deal over the line. The Bianconeri can offer £11 million cash, but that still falls short of Liverpool's valuation and the Italians are battling to find buyers for some of their fringe players to cover the shortfall.

Have your say