David Alaba is reportedly considering a move to the Premier League amid contractual concerns at Bayern Munich
Alaba has entered the final year of his contract at the Allianz Arena and has rejected Bayern’s last offer to tie him down to a new deal in Bavaria.
Reigning Bundesliga champions are keen to lure the 28-year-old into signing a long-term extension, but the player’s wage demands have been a sticking point so far.
Indeed, the Austria international is looking for parity with top earners Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer.
Alaba, who came through the ranks at the club as a left-back, has crossed over to a centre-back position due to the emergence of Alphonso Davies.
According to TEAMtalk, the versatile defender is assessing the possibility of swapping the Bundesliga for the Premier League, with Manchester City and Chelsea credited with an interest.
A bold claim from Sky Sports saying that David Alaba could be a Premier League player within a fortnight, with Manchester United interested in the defender as he reaches the end of his contract 😲— Stretford Paddock (@StretfordPaddck) August 18, 2020
What a signing this could be 👀🇾🇪 #MUFC pic.twitter.com/owwypAz0AS
Frank Lampard is seeking a wide defender to replace Marcus Alonso and Emerson Palmieri and is understood to have taken an interest in Alaba.
Although recent reports have suggested Chelsea are on the verge of signing Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell, Alaba’s versatility would make him a valuable asset for the Stamford Bridge outfit.
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola is keen to add to his defensive options following a disappointing season.
Despite capturing the signature of Nathan Ake just recently, the Spaniard is desperate to land at least one high-profile defensive signing.
Who better than a man who worked with Guardiola for three years during the 49-year-old’s three-year stint at Bayern.
As reported by the British media, Alaba will make a final decision over his future once Hansi Flick’s side complete their Champions League campaign.
Bayern will take on high-flying Olympique Lyonnais at the Estádio José Alvalade following an 8-2 thumping of Barcelona in the revamped quarter-finals.