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Perez wants Liverpool pair Gerrard, Xabi at Real Madrid

Liverpool midfield pair Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso top the shopping list of Florentino Perez. Perez intends to stand for this year's presidential elections at Real Madrid and plans to have the commitment of both Liverpool stars before the ballot, says AS.

Xabi almost left Liverpool last summer for Juventus and Perez is convinced he can make it third time lucky after twice almost signing the midfielder during his previous reign as Real president.

He knows Gerrard will prove a tougher task, but is determined to test Liverpool's resolve for a player who Perez's team is convinced can help rebuild Real's profile across Asia.

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