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Chelsea are still looking to sign David Alaba from Bayern Munich, according to trusted journalist and transfer expert Nicolo Schira.
A host of clubs, including Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, are closely monitoring their plight, while La Liga champions Real Madrid are also interested.
Schira states (via Twitter) that both Chelsea and PSG have offered a three-year contract for Alaba and have opened talks with their agent, Pini Zahavi.
The 28-year-old, who does not have a summer contract, can speak to other clubs in January and has yet to sign a new contract, demanding a four-year contract with a salary of 15 million euros a year.
Chelsea smart move
According to a recent report by the Spanish newspaper AS, the Blues are the pioneers in the race to sign the Austrian defender.
It would be a great signing for the Blues. This is why:
a) Tactical aspect – Alaba is a versatile defender who can play as a left central, left back or midfielder. At Chelsea, he’s likely to be used as a left-side central, which would add massive depth and quality to the flank.
Plus, he can replace favorite Ben Chilwell as left back, whenever he’s unavailable.
second) Financial aspect – Alaba will join in a free transfer in 2021, and Chelsea can reach a pre-contract agreement starting in January. They should have no difficulty accepting your salary demands, and all they need is to convince him to switch to Stamford Bridge (qualifying for the Champions League will help, and Chelsea seems like a good bet for that this season).
C) Undeniable quality – The 75-time international has been one of the key players for Hansi Flick’s Bayern who won the treble last season. He has won 20 major trophies (including two Champions League titles) at Bayern Munich and would bring great experience to Frank Lampard’s team.
However, with other European heavyweights vying for his signature, it will eventually come down to Alaba’s decision, and where (read in which league) he wants to prove himself next.