Liverpool linked David Alaba 'only wants to play in Spain'

David Alaba was linked with Liverpool in January, but it appears the free agent has his eyes set on a move.

David Alaba only has eyes for playing in Spain, namely Real Madrid and Barcelona, according to reports.

Paris Saint Germain and Chelsea are the two sides most recently tipped with acquiring the Austrian's services, but the latest developments coming from Spain suggests he is eyeing a move to one of the giants of La Liga.

Liverpool had previously been linked with the 28-year-old with his contract expiring in Bavaria this summer.

During the January transfer window and at the height of the Premier League champions defensive crisis, the nine-time Bundesliga winner was said to have held talks with the Reds.

David Alaba in Champions League action

In early January, the Daily Mirror reported that representatives between the two parties held talks to determine whether a move for the versatile defender was 'plausible'.


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Eventually, Liverpool did delve into the market, only to sign Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak on a long-term and on a temporary basis respectively.

Talks didn't materialise and the Champions League quarter-finalists pulled out of the race.

AS report that Alaba will turn down offers from PSG and Chelsea, opting in favour of a move to Spain.

The Spanish news outlet says that despite Real Madrid previously becoming favourites in the bid for his signature, since the appointment of Joan Laporta as Barcelona president, they're back on level playing fields.