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Alonso passes Real medical

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Xabi Alonso has passed his medical at Real Madrid and is on the verge of completing his move to the Bernabeu, the Spanish club have confirmed.

The 27-year-old midfielder arrived in the Spanish capital on Wednesday morning after a fee, believed to be £30million, was agreed between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Alonso then underwent various tests and is expected to link up with his new team-mates at an afternoon training session.

Madrid chief doctor Carlos Diez told the club's television channel: "We carried out all the usual tests, concentrating on the musculoskeletal system because he has already had an ankle operation and we are satisfied because there are no signs anything is wrong.

"He is fit to join the squad."

Alonso is set to become Madrid's eighth summer signing, taking the Primera Division giants spending to over £220million in just two months.

Madrid president Florentino Perez has brought in Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Raul Albiol, Esteban Granero, Arbeloa, Alvaro Negredo and Karim Benzema as he attempts to build a team capable of challenging Barcelona's treble winners.

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