David Alaba ‘wants to leave Bayern Munich during this transfer window so they are paid a fee’ with no new contract agreed despite ‘£260,000-a-week offer’
- Bayern Munich defender David Alaba could leave before transfer window shuts
- He has previously been of interest to both Manchester United and Chelsea
- Austrian has just one year remaining on contract and could go free next summer
- But he is keen to leave soon to ensure that Bayern receive a transfer fee
The defender has just one year remaining on his current deal at the club and would be able to leave for free next summer.
According to BILD, the 28-year-old wants to ensure Bayern, the club he has spent his entire senior career, picks up a transfer fee if they cannot agree improved terms.
David Alaba helped Bayern Munich win the Champions League but he could be leaving soon
Alaba has not yet agreed new terms with Bayern and wants to leave in this transfer window
Manchester United and Chelsea have both previously been linked with the Austrian, who played 40 times for Bayern last season, a campaign that culminated in their Champions League triumph.
Sky Germany reported last month that Alaba’s advisors had held contract talks in Lisbon with Bayern chiefs, and an offer of £13.5m a year (£260,000 a week) was rejected.
It is believed the two parties are some way off with Alaba keen to become one of the club’s top earners – alongside Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller.
The vastly experienced and versatile defender would be an attractive prospect for a number of sides across Europe, particularly on a cut-price deal.
Alaba, 28, wants Bayern to receive a transfer fee rather than let him leave for free
It remains to be see what kind of transfer fee would be acceptable to Bayern. The German champions are demanding £27million from Thiago Alcantara’s suitors and he has the same amount of time left on his contract.
Alaba has played in central midfield, central defence and on the wing but his primary role is as at left-back.
Given that Chelsea have just splashed out on Ben Chilwell it seems unlikely that Roman Abramovich would sanction the sale to continue the Blues’ spending spree.
Alaba is eager to have his future sorted as swiftly as possible but he faces a race against time for a resolution before the new season begins.
Bayern host Schalke at the Allianz Arena on September 18 to launch their title defence.
Alaba has been at Bayern for the entirety of his senior career having left Austria