Chelsea and Liverpool retain hopes of signing David Alaba despite Real Madrid agreement

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Premier League duo Chelsea and Liverpool are yet to concede in their bid to land Bayern Munich defender David Alaba, who's been strongly linked with a summer move to Real Madrid.

Alaba, who turns 29 in June, has failed to agree a contract extension with Bayern and will be a free agent in the summer, with Madrid close to agreeing a four-year deal worth £400,000-a-week with the Austrian, as per Fabrizio Romano.

However, the defender is yet to put pen to paper on those terms despite having reached a verbal contract with the Spanish giants.

According to Romano, a move to Stamford Bridge in the summer hasn't been ruled out for Alaba, who's also received an 'important' bid from Liverpool.


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The claim rubbishes suggestions made by 90min that the defender has received a contract offer from just one Premier League club.

Alaba has confirmed that he will be leaving Bayern at the end of the season but is yet to decide his next destination, as he said in a press-conference following the German giants' 3-3 draw with Arminia on Monday.

It had been reported recently that though Chelsea and Liverpool made contact with Alaba's representatives, the pair made it clear to the player's entourage that they weren't willing to negotiate terms unless the defender's interest in a move to the Premier League was requited.


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Chelsea's hopes of signing the defender hit a massive blow with the club reportedly unwilling to break their current wage structure to land Alaba, who's put off a number of suitors by demanding to be paid an incredible £20 million per year.

Blues boss Thomas Tuchel remains keen the Bayern star as part of a squad overhaul in a bid to make his side title-challengers next season.

It has been widely reported that though they've been linked with a series of players in a variety of positions, Chelsea are prioritising the capture of a top striker and a centre-back in the summer.


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