Alonso's Madrid future in doubt as ex-Liverpool star ponders Premier League return
06:41 GMT, 31 December 2012
Xabi Alonso has admitted he could make a stunning return to the Premier League.
The Real Madrid midfielder, 31, has 18 months remaining on his contract with the Spanish giants and talks over extending it are on hold.
Alonso spent five years at Liverpool before returning to his homeland in 2009.
England bound Xabi Alonso (right) could leave Real Madrid
'I've no idea what will happen,' Alonso told reporters in Spain.
'I have not decided on my future. I will only stay at Real Madrid if I can offer the same level on the pitch as I can now and we will see what happens in the next few months.
'There is always a chance I could go back to the Premier League as I always enjoyed good times there.'
Fan's favourite: Alonso enjoyed a successful five-year spell at Liverpool
Alonso helped Liverpool win the Champions League, FA Cup and Community Shield before adding to his trophy haul in Madrid.
Last season's La Liga title followed the club's Copa del Rey triumph a year earlier while Alonso was an integral part of the Spain sides which won Euro 2008 and 2012, along with the 2010 World Cup.
He was also named the best midfielder in the Spanish top flight last season.