Football Transfer News LIVE: Alonso confirms Leverkusen stay amid Liverpool interest

Cameron Smith
Xabi Alonso, Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool

Welcome to FootballTransfers’ live blog on Friday, 29 March.

The Easter weekend is a huge one in the Premier League as Arsenal travel to the Etihad Stadium to face title rivals Manchester City on Sunday, while Bayern Munich host Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.

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However, the weekend’s action is yet to take place and with the summer window creeping ever closer, clubs across the globe are refining their transfer plans in regards to who they would like to sign and sell.

Liverpool, for example, have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of Xabi Alonso – their dream Jurgen Klopp replacement. Multiple reports have stated that he is likely to reject interest from the Reds, and Bayern, in order to remain in charge at Bayer Leverkusen.

Leverkusen are currently unbeaten in all competitions this season and look set to end Bayern’s domestic dominance in Germany, while they are one of the favourites for Europa League glory too.

In other news, Manchester United have reportedly entered the race to sign RB Leipzig attacking midfielder Dani Olmo, although FootballTransfers understand that Chelsea are also interested in the Spain international.

Furthermore, we have been told that Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite is Man Utd’s priority centre-back target for the summer window, but the Red Devils will face competition from Man City and Newcastle United.

On this page, FootballTransfers brings you live football transfer news, rumours, gossip and done deals from all the major competitions including English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1.

We’ll have detailed transfer news and rumours from every single major club – including Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal along with the continent’s big guns including Real Madrid and Barcelona.

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