Manchester City sources appear to have revealed the club's stance on recent suggestions that the Premier League side had made a significant proposal for Bayern Munich star David Alaba, as per multiple reports on Friday afternoon.
Reports from Spain had claimed that Pep Guardiola's side had submitted a significant proposal to the player, as the Austrian international weighed up his options ahead of the summer transfer window. AS had reported earlier this week that City officials had tabled a €14 million proposal for the player - exceeding an offer from Real Madrid.
However, it now appears that the suggestions from Spain have no grounding.
According to both the Manchester Evening News and the Telegraph on Friday afternoon, club sources have denied any suggestion of making a move for David Alaba, and that the club have no interest in signing the player.
The news from the Etihad Stadium will come as a significant boost to other potential suitors of the player, more specifically Real Madrid - who appear to be a priority option for the versatile defender.
There have been suggestions in recent weeks that Los Blancos had reached some sort of agreement with the player and his entourage over a move in the summer. However, the financial details of such a move will be the major stumbling point between now and the summer, given the implications of Covid-19 on the transfer market.
For Manchester City, there is an expectation that the club will continue to pursue a new full-back in the upcoming summer transfer window, following the struggles of Benjamin Mendy, and the inconsistencies in the position over the last few years.
City have seen some level of success via the usage of Joao Cancelo at left-back, however the success of the Portuguese international on the opposite side will give Pep Guardiola the feeling that that is the position where the player should see his long-term future in Sky Blue.
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