Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso can leave the club next summer, if Liverpool, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich make a move for him.

That’s according to SportBILD, who say the Spaniard has a special clause in his deal allowing him to depart for one of his former clubs if they make a move for him.

The magazine explains that those in charge at Bayer Leverkusen are currently doing everything then can to satisfy their coach, believing that they are on the path to success with him in charge.

They’ve already seen the advances of Real Madrid, who are eyeing him as the successor to Carlo Ancelotti when he departs, with a new contract until 2026.

However, there is an agreement in place with the Spaniard that he can leave next summer if his former clubs, so Liverpool, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich, ‘make an offer’ for him.

There is no mention of what that offer would have to entail or if the agreement is a release clause, just that there is an agreement in place for him to depart for one of those three clubs should he wish to do so.

The more likely option is Madrid given Ancelotti’s deal runs out next year and he’s long been linked with a departure to take up the Brazil job.

Bayern are currently set with Thomas Tuchel, but he is hardly shining at the club after replacing Julian Nagelsmann and Uli Hoeneß continues to stir up managerial winds behind the scenes.

Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, is tied down to a deal with Liverpool until 2026 and it seems unlikely he would leave two years early unless there was a major shift in policy or planning at Anfield this season.

It seems the option of Alonso is there fore the Reds nonetheless, though, as he continues to impress in Germany and seemingly worry Leverkusen that their relationship will be a relatively short one.