Bayern Munich star David Alaba could be set for a move to the Premier League, after negotiations over a new contract with the German champions reached a critical stage.
Bayern were hoping to have a new deal already sorted but Sky Sports are reporting that the player will decide his future once the Champions League is over, with Manchester United and Chelsea interested in his services.
Alaba has been a key part of Bayern’s success this year, having adapted to playing at centre-back, and rejected the latest €15m-a-year (£13.5m) deal.
The 28-year-old believes he is worth the same as Bayern’s top earners Manuel Neuer, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller.
David Alaba could make the move to the Premier League if he fails to agree a new deal with Bayern Munich
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Asked recently about his future, Alaba insisted that he was only focused on the Champions League, saying: “My focus is on the next few weeks and that’s why I don’t let anything else distract me.
“I think it will be even more intense in the next few weeks and that’s why we want to prepare well in Portugal so that we’re ready. The anticipation is huge, of course.
Alaba has been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea
Bayern’s president Uli Hoeness has urged the Austrian international to stay at the club, claiming a move away “might be a step forward financially,[but] it would be a step backwards in all other areas”.
Speaking to DAZN, Hoeness said: “I can tell him from my own experience that a million here or there isn’t that important. Bayern can offer him a secure job, a lot of fun, a home, a lot of love from the fans and acceptance, which he will have to work for elsewhere first.
“And he must know one thing: no club is as familiar, comfortable and pleasant as FC Bayern. Fortunately, the clubs that he would like to join haven’t come knocking for him so far, and…