According to Sky Sports, Bayern Munich star and Chelsea target David Alaba could be a Premier League player ‘within a fortnight’ – and the Austrian remains ‘poles apart’ in terms of negotiating a new deal with the Bundesliga giants.
Chelsea, Man United and Man City in particular have been touted with an interest in the £58.5 million-valued colossus (Transfermarkt) as per this report, with Blues boss Frank Lampard keen to extend a summer spending spree already equalling a combined £80 million.
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Sporting director Marina Granovskaia has already landed both Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner in multi-million pound transfer dealings, but Chelsea are also keen to reinforce at the back with Alaba becoming a top target.
This latest update, coming in the form of Alaba still refusing to extend his stay at the Allianz Arena, could be a huge boost for Chelsea ahead of the 2020/2021 Premier League title challenge.
Statistically, the 28-year-old impressed throughout last season in the German top flight – averaging a 90.7% pass accuracy out from the back whilst making more tackles per 90 than current Chelsea stalwart Kurt Zouma (WhoScored).
His versatility could also be attracting the Blues’ interest, with Alaba capable of filling in as a centre-back, left-back and even a midfielder when required.
Teammate and Germany international ace Joshua Kimmich certainly holds him in high regard, describing the 72-cap international as ‘outstanding’ and ‘one of the best in the world’ in central defence (Bundesliga).
Depending on Alaba’s contract situation, he could theoretically become a Chelsea player in a matter of weeks depending on negotiations, and all these accolades point to a player who is certainly worth the wait.
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