With his contract due to expire in June of 2014, Xabi Alonso could be one of the highest profile players to exit the Bernabeu should coach José Mourinho seek a new challenge elsewhere this summer. The player himself is highly valued at the Madrid giants and they would be reluctant to part with their most creative midfield general. Many of the Directors of the club feel that he is a model professional and has always represented the values the club wish to project. For Mourinho, he is probably one of the 1st names on his team sheet.
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