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Date: 18 January 2017 04:28
The former Real Madrid midfielder has informed the Bayern Munich hierarchy of his decision, with reports suggesting he will join the club's board
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso is set to retire at the end of the current season, according to SportBild.
The former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder's current deal at the Allianz Arena ends in June.
And he has met with the club's hierarchy to inform them of his decision, with speculation growing that he will move upstairs to join Bayern's board of directors.