By Chris Wright
The biggest news on the transfer front this morning is that Bayern Munich have confirmed that they are knee-deep in negotiations with Real Madrid over the transfer of Xabi Alonso.
Bayern have even gone so far as confirm that Alonso is due at the club for a medical at some point today…
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 28, 2014
A tactically astute, rigid, disciplined, deep-lying (almost completely stationary, in fact) midfielder with a decent range of passing – a ‘Pep Guardiola’ signing, if ever there was one.