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Xabi Alonso investigated in new tax evasion case

Xabi Alonso of Bayern Munich during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Bayern Munich on February 6, 2016 at the BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany.(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Xabi Alonso of Bayern Munich during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Bayern Munich on February 6, 2016 at the BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany.(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

MADRID --

A Spanish state prosecutor has asked a judge to open an investigation into alleged tax evasion by Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso.

Prosecutor Jose Javier Polo tells The Associated Press he asked a judge to investigate Alonso after his office found "evidence" pointing to Alonso having defrauded Spain's tax office of 3 million euros ($3.3 million) from 2009-11.

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It will now be a judge's decision to open a case or not.

Alonso joined Real Madrid from Liverpool in 2009 until five years later he moved to Bayern Munich, who face Wolfsburg on Saturday, a match you can watch live on FS2 (9.30am ET)

He has denied any wrongdoing.

In January, Javier Mascherano, a Barcelona midfielder and Alonso's former teammate at Liverpool, was convicted of not properly paying taxes.