Alaba to Chelsea? Moves ready to be made in January
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Alaba to Chelsea? Moves ready to be made in January

Chelsea are believed to be the front runners in the race for Bayern Munich defender David Alaba.

Barring a significant U-tun, the Austrian international will leave the European champions on a free in the summer after Bayern recently withdrew their offer to extend his current contract.

Alaba had previously been keen on sealing a move to Spain, but has reportedly become more open to the idea of a switch to the Premier League, with Liverpool and Manchester City both credited with interest last month.

Now, though, it seems Chelsea are his most likely English destination, with Sport Bild journalist Christian Falk indicating that Pini Zahavi, Alaba's agent, is looking to utilize his close contacts at Stamford Bridge.

"The clubs who have made contact so far are not Real Madrid and Barcelona, they, at the moment, cannot simply afford him," Falk told Bild - as quoted by Sport Witness.

"Paris Saint Germain are the first option I’ve heard but he doesn’t really want the move.

"What will be interesting now is Chelsea. His agent Pini Zahavi lives in London and has close contacts with the club.

"I heard he is trying to transfer him there and I think for him if he isn’t going to Spain, that’s a very nice city to move to."

Alaba has been with Bayern since joining the club's youth ranks from FK Austria Wien in 2008. As well as nine Bundesliga titles in his time in Bavaria, he also played in the club's victorious 2013 and 2020 Champions League finals.

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