A report today suggests that Juventus are pretty sure they will sign Alonso from Liverpool after Euro 2008. This deal, to me, is sounding like it is pretty much tied up and I think it just remains for the two teams to agree on a fee. It will be a great shame to loose Xabi as I still think he is a great midfielder. But now my only concern is that I hope we are certain of signing Gareth Barry from Aston Villa otherwise we would look very silly having sold Alonso and not have a replacement for him. Then we would have to start panic buying for a replacement and we end up buying another Salif Diao type of player!