David Alaba 'wants to quit Bayern Munich this summer' putting Man City on transfer alert despite £260k-a-week offerSeptember 10, 2020
DAVID Alaba wants to quit Bayern Munich this summer and Manchester City are ready to pounce, according to reports.
The 28-year-old reportedly wants the Champions League winners to sell him this window so they can make some cash – or he'll walk out for free next summer.
Reports from German newspaper Bild say the club and player are at a standstill on agreeing an extension on his contract which only has a year to run.
Alaba has spent his entire senior career at the German giants and made 40 appearances for them last season.
That ended with their 1-0 win against PSG in the Champions League final, giving him his second winners' medal in Europe's elite competition.
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But with ex-boss Pep Guardiola and City linked to the left-back, his continued stay at the club looks far from guaranteed.
Sky Germany reported last month that Alaba's advisers had held contract talks in Lisbon with Bayern bosses, but an offer of £260,000 a week, or £13.5m a year, was rejected.
It is believed Alaba wants wages closer to the club's biggest earners of sharpshooter Robert Lewandowski and team veteran Thomas Muller.
The versatile defender has played along the back line, in midfield and on the wing.
It is no surprise that he has been linked to Manchester United and Chelsea before – and would tempt several big European clubs now.
It is unknown what fee Bayern Munich would accept for the Austrian.
But Thiago Alcantara, who also has a year left on his contract, is believed to be available for a cut-price £27 million.
Manchester United and Liverpool are both said to be after the Spaniard, who has admitted he wants a new challenge after helping Bayern conquer Europe.
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