Bayern Munich of Germany defender, David Olatokunbo Alaba is attracting fresh transfer interest from Chelsea of England, at a point talk about a possible move to Real Madrid of Spain appears to be cooling off, megasportsarena.com reports..
This means another angle has opened in the now chequered transfer saga surrounding Alaba, as the Nigerian-born Austria international had first been tipped to join Chelsea last summer, until a lid was placed on this speculations with renewed efforts by Bayern to keep him in a new deal.
However, with talks between the player and The Bavarians ending up neither here nor there, transfer news has resurfaced round him, with Madrid said to be leading the race that also included Liverpool and Manchester City of England, but latest information indicates that he could be on his way to Stamford Bridge instead.
A report by Sky Sports added: “Chelsea are also said to be among a host of clubs interested in Bayern Munich defender David Alaba.
“The 28-year-old Austria international has turned down Bayern’s offer of a new contract and will be a free agent at the end of the season.
“Alaba’s availability has prompted interest from Manchester United, Liverpool and Real Madrid in addition to Chelsea, though those clubs could be left disappointed with Paris Saint-Germain now understood to have entered the race for the defender.”
Furthermore, Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol told The Transfer Show: “On the centre-back situation at Chelsea, one player l would be watching closely is David Alaba. He will be leaving Bayern Munich in the summer. Lots of clubs want him on a free transfer.
“Manchester United, Real Madrid, Liverpool have all been mentioned but Chelsea are definitely in the mix. Some of the agents who were involved in bringing manager Thomas Tuchel to Stamford Bridge are also involved with Alaba.
“It would be a no-brainer for Chelsea to sign him, although reporters in Spain are convinced he is going to Real Madrid, and PSG have entered the race.”