David Alaba - Austria

Four elite clubs challenging to sign Bayern Munich defender David Alaba

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba is looking to leave the club on a free transfer next summer. Talks to extend the Austrian’s contract in Munich have not been progressing well as their is a major gap between the offer and demand. Bayern are still hoping to keep Alaba at the club beyond this season but if they fail to reach an agreement with the defender he will be allowed to talk with clubs in January.

A report by German outlet Sport1 claims that four elite clubs are currently in the market to sign Alaba if he decides not to extend his contract with Bayern. It has been suggested that Chelsea, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City are the four clubs who will be battling to sign Alaba. Being a free agent next summer the defender is aware of the massive offers he will be receiving.

It is possible that the Austrian’s representatives will be using the interest of the four elite clubs to demand a massive contract. Alabal is 28-years-old and he is aware that signing a long-term contract at a new club would probable by his final ‘big-money’ contract of his career. Several weeks ago Alaba’s agent Pini Zahavi was called a ‘greedy piranha’ by former Bayern president Uli Hoeness.

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