Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso is nearing a move to Juventus.

Alonso, 26, was thought to be in Turin holding talks with Juventus on Thursday.

The Basque midfielder has found first-team opportunities increasingly limited at Anfield and the club need to raise funds to make signings over the summer.

Juve president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli said in the Liverpool Daily Post: "We can't deny that we're interested, but there's always the problem of getting value for money.

"Jean-Claude Blanc (general manager) is working on this and on other possibilities."