Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has poured cold water over rumours that the club had bid for Bayern Munich star Xabi Alonso.
'These media tabloids like to make up stuff as they go along', laughed the Real Madrid boss. 'As it stands, we have expressed no interested in this player.'
Meanwhile, sources at the Allianz Arena have said that the club will reject any advances for the Bayern midfielder.
'They've basically issued a hands-off warning to Real Madrid.'
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