Alaba has set massive conditions for Chelsea move as Marina Granovskaia sent updates
According to reports from Football London, David Alaba has made his conditions clear to interested clubs such as Chelsea, ahead of a potential move this summer.
Meanwhile, according to Eurosport, who claim a deal to sign Alaba will ‘not come cheap’ for Chelsea despite the Austrian defender being available on a free next summer.
The versatile defender is out of contract at Bayern Munich after this season and he is said to be keen to leave after spending 11 of the last 12 years at the Bundesliga club, spending time the club’s academy before returning following a spell at Austria Wien.
Chelsea have been installed as early favourites to lure Alaba to Stamford Bridge with the 28-year-old perhaps looking to following in the footsteps of Thiago Silva, who has enjoyed a successful move so far following his free switch from PSG ahead of this season.
But according to Eurosport, Alaba will not come cheap. It’s said the Austria international is one of Bayern’s biggest earners and he is not about to take a pay cut.
The report claims Chelsea would need to pay a big wage, a sizable signing on fee and significant agent fee to land Alaba this summer.
Though, it’s still something Blues director Granovskaia will be considering carefully given Alaba’s pedigree, the defender winning nine Bundesliga titles and two Champions League titles among many other honours.
The deal could also be a steal – regardless of the expense – given Alaba is valued at well over £60million, and still only 28, he is likely to have resale value even after his time at Chelsea, should he sign and later depart.
Alaba was offered a new contract at Bayern but after he rejected it, it’s believed the Bundesliga club took it off the table with the defender looking for a new challenge.
Chelsea are reportedly being ‘kept in the loop’ over Alaba’s situation by intermediaries, but Liverpool and PSG are also being linked with a move ahead of the January transfer window when clubs from outside Germany can begin negotiations over a pre-contract agreement.