With less than 6 months left on his Real Madrid contract, lots of top clubs were sniffing around Spanish central Midfielder Xabi Alonso.
The ex-Liverpool man was being heavily linked to many clubs, notably Juventus, Chelsea and Liverpool.
According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Xabi Alonso has today agreed a two year contract extension at Real Madrid.
Top European clubs Juventus and Chelsea will be disappointed to miss out on the chance to sign the 32 year old passing extrordinaire on a free.
Xabi Alonso later confirmed the contract reports on his Twitter.
Esta seguirá siendo mi casa por dos años más. Un placer comunicároslo. Muy muy feliz ¡¡Hala Madrid!! pic.twitter.com/hURnYccz3W
— Xabi Alonso (@XabiAlonso) January 8, 2014