Marina Granovskaia makes David Alaba decision ahead of possible Chelsea move

Chelsea are one of the clubs interested in signing David Alaba, who is set to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season as a free agent.

According to The Telegraph via Daily Mail, Chelsea’s pursuit of David Alaba rests on the defender’s willingness to lower his £400,000-a-week wage demands.

The report claims Chelsea would like to partner Thiago Silva with Alaba next season in central defence, but a move to west London would require the 28-year-old to lower his eye-watering wage demands.

Alaba’s wage demands would top the club’s highest earner, Ngolo Kante, by roughly £100,000-a-week.

If a move for Alaba fails to materialise, the Blues have identified Dayot Upamecano of RB Leipzig, Niklas Sule of Bayern and Atletico Madrid star Jose Giminez as alternatives.