Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are set to battle for the signature of Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso after Carlo Ancelotti hinted that the Spaniard could leave the Bernabeu, reports The Daily Star.
Alonso, who has yet to agree a new deal at the Bernabeu, has been linked with a return to the Premier League in recent months and the elite clubs in England may now make a move for the star in the near future.
And now Real Madrid boss Ancelotti has revealed that contract negotiations with Alonso aren't imminent.
The Real boss told reporters: "The club has no further information regarding his renewal.
"But if he signs or not, he is our player until the summer of 2014 and if he is available, he will play."
"We have other important players and have played half of the season without him and the results have been good."
With Alonso's long term future up in the air, a return to the Premier League looks possible.
Liverpool want to bring the Spanish star back to Anfield after a previous successful spell on Merseyside, however they will have to battle with rivals Manchester United, who are desperate to improve in their midfield ranks.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is also understood to want a reunion with the midfielder after previously working with him at the Bernabeu.