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Alaba wanted by Juve, but waiting on Barca and Madrid offers

The Bayern defender's contract runs out next summer, and he is keen for a new challenge away from the Allianz Arena

 
3:19pm on Monday 12th October 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

David Alaba is stalling on making a decision on his next career move as he is hoping Barcelona or Real Madrid make their interest known in him.

According to Bild, the Austria international has been contacted by Juventus about potentially joining the Turin side when his current Bayern contract expires at the end of June next summer.

Throughout this year, Bayern have been keen to tie down Alaba to an extended deal, only for negotiations to fracture after former club president Uli Hoeness described Alaba's agent as a "greedy piranha" during the talks.

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Unconfirmed reports emerged that Alaba was demanding to become Bayern's highest paid player.

Since the disagreement between Hoeness and the Alaba camp, talks have quietened down.

With no deal agreed, Alaba is free to talk to clubs in January about a free transfer in the summer, while Bayern could opt to cash in on him rather than allowing him to leave for nothing.

Juventus see him as an ideal long-term replacement for current left-sided defender Giorgio Chiellini, who will turn 37 next August.

Alaba is believed to be seeking a new challenge away from Bayern - the club he has been with his entire professional career.

Bild reports that, although Juventus' interest is concrete, the player would prefer a move to Barcelona or Real Madrid, with Paris Saint-Germain also being mentioned as a possible destination.

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