Bayern Munich chief outlines David Alaba transfer stance amid Chelsea and Liverpool links

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says he is confident David Alaba will agree a new deal at the German champions.

The defender has just a year left to run on his current deal and has been linked with a move to Chelsea, who are keen to strengthen at full-back.

Liverpool, Barcelona and PSG are also said to be monitoring Alaba’s situation at Bayern Munich, who face a similar issue with Thiago Alcantara.

Yet, whilst Alcantara looks set to leave, Rummenigge is more confident that Alaba will stay at the club.

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Alaba has been forced to play in different roles than his natural left-back position this season but Rummenigge says that was through necessity, rather than the Austrian falling down the pecking order.

“First of all, I have to say about David that he had a great season,” Rummenigge told Sky Germany.

“It was born out of necessity that he had to play at centre-back because we had several injuries, and then Hansi Flick put him in this position.

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“He did it with flying colours.

“We haven’t had a ‘chief’ in defence for some time now, one who really takes the reins in hand and sets the tone there and simply acts as the head of the defensive unit – he did that.

“This has been seen especially in these coronavirus times. In these empty stadiums, his instructions showed how well he organised it at the back.

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