Torres - Don't sell Xabi

Image: Torres wants Alonso stay

Fernando Torres has warned Liverpool not to sell compatriot Xabi Alonso.

Spanish star warning over possible sale

Fernando Torres has warned Liverpool not to sell compatriot Xabi Alonso. Real Madrid continue to track the central midfielder, who is keen to return to his homeland. Reds boss Rafa Benitez insists he wants Alonso to stay, but Real are continuing to push for a deal. They have already agreed terms to land Alvaro Arbeloa, and Torres is just hoping that Alonso does not follow him to the Santiago Bernabeu. "It would be a bad piece of work if Xabi left," Torres told The Sun. "He plays his cards close to his chest so I don't know what is going to happen. "I'd put Xabi's own wishes ahead of everything else, of course, but he's got three years left on his contract with us and I'd love it if he stays. "It would be a serious loss for Liverpool if he left this summer." Arbeloa, who is set to finalise his move to Madrid, confirmed that Alonso had made his feelings known to Benitez. "Xabi and I shared a room on tour and explained our situations to Benitez and he made us clear on the club's standpoint," he added.

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