Real Madrid could reportedly miss out on the signing of Bayern Munich centre-back David Alaba as he awaits offers from the PL. Austria international’s deal with the Bavarians expires at the end of the ongoing season and he has rejected new deal offers made by the reigning German and European champions.
With his exit from Bavaria all but confirmed this summer, a host of teams have been vying for his signature on a free transfer. However, Los Blancos had been tipped to be the favourites to land David. In fact, it was even reported that Real Madrid had already agreed on a four-year deal with Alaba.
The same goes for Blues as well, with Chelsea in need of a long-term replacement for veteran defender Thiago Silva. Silva, despite impressing since joining on free last summer, is in the twilight years of his career.
And while Antonio Rudiger may have received a new lease on life under Thomas Tuchel, Andreas Christensen has been pretty much out of favour and Fikayo Tomori’s long-term future also remains uncertain after his loan move to AC Milan.
So, it should not come as a surprise that the London giants are looking to bring in a quality operator like David, who will bring a wealth of experience and winning mentality to the side while coming in on a free transfer.
With both the PL bigwigs waiting in the wings and Alaba, too, open to offers from England, Real Madrid’s chances of signing Alaba might take a major hit. It now stays to be seen where the Bavarians superstar ends up come the end of the campaign.