Chelsea ready to ‘hijack Real Madrid’s £275,000 per week move as Tuchel set to bolster Blues defence

THOMAS TUCHEL is reportedly ready to make a counter-offer to hijack Real Madrid’s bid for David Alaba.

Bayern Munich are set to wave goodbye to the long-serving Austrian defender when his contract expires in the summer.

Chelsea are one of several teams said to be interested in the 28-year-old, along with Madrid, Liverpool, and Manchester United.

According to The Guardian, the Blues want to make a last-ditch attempt to gazump the LaLiga giants.

New boss Tuchel is reportedly looking to improve his defence despite keeping clean sheets in each of his first three games in charge.

The German has opted for experience so far with Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta returned to the team alongside Thiago Silva.

A versatile defender who started out as a midfielder, Alaba would fit into a number of positions in Tuchel’s 3-4-1-2.