Chelsea ‘believe they are in pole position to land in-demand David Alaba on a free transfer next summer’ as they prepare huge contract offer amid interest from Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus
- Bayern Munich star David Alaba will be a free agent at the end of the season
- According to AS, Chelsea are planning talks with representatives in January
- Chelsea manager Frank Lampard wants the 28-year-old to play at centre back
We may be only three-and-a-half months into the current campaign but Chelsea are already pressing ahead with plans to improve their squad for next season.
Spanish outlet AS claim that Chelsea aim to meet with the 28-year-old’s representatives in January in the hope of securing Alaba to a pre-contract in January.
Chelsea are in pole position to sign Bayern Munich defender David Alaba, according to reports
Alaba will be a free agent next summer and AS claim that Chelsea are the favourites to sign him
His agent is Pini Zahavi – who has concluded many deals with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich before in the past.
The Austria international will be a free agent at the end of the season, after Bayern decided to withdraw their offer for a new deal, and is free to talk to foreign clubs about his future in January, when he has less than six months on his expiring contract.
Alaba’s stellar performances at the German giants has attracted a number of suitors with European heavyweights Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain all in the hunt for him as well. Liverpool and Manchester City have also been linked with the defender in the past too.
However, AS state that Chelsea lead the race with Frank Lampard keen to build his defence around Alaba.
The 28-year-old is also wanted by European giants Real Madrid, PSG and Juventus
The Blues boss wants him to play as a left-sided centre back with Ben Chilwell retaining his spot as first-choice left back. Alaba could be expected from time-to-time to fill in when Chilwell is unavailable or rested.
A move for the two-time Champions League winner will also spell the end for both back-up left backs Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri at Stamford Bridge.
Alaba has won 20 major honours during his time at Bayern – including nine Bundesliga titles and two Champions Leagues.