David Alaba

Real Madrid Keen On Bayern Munich Star

11-time UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid wish to add Bayern Munich defender David Alaba to their squad ahead of the 2016/17 La Liga campaign according to reports from TalkSport.

David Alaba was deployed as a Left-back under Pep Guardiola, but he prefers playing his natural position as a midfielder. The 24-year-old is a record holder for being the youngest player to play for his country's national team in 2009 as a 17-year-old. He won the vote for Austrian Footballer of the Year in 2011 at just the age of 19.

Current coach Carlo Ancelotti has assured him that he would be used as a Central Midfielder, he recently renewed his contract on March 2016 for a five-year-deal with the German club. Bayern Munich slammed £80m as his price so as to ward off interest from clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City.

However, Real Madrid presented £54.5m bid for the Austrian, but this was turned down by Bayern Munich, they have come back with a third bid worth £65m, but Bayern Munich have made it clear that they will not sell him unless they have either Pepe or Varane with whom Carlo Ancelotti won the UEFA Champions League.

Real Madrid does not want to involve a player in this deal as Pepe has been with the Spanish giants and has a renewed contract which should run till 2020, Varane, however, is considered as the future of Real Madrid's defence.

Current coach Zinedine Zidane has made it known that the only area they need to strengthen is their central midfield, and they have dropped their interest in Frenchman Paul Pogba since he is currently involved in a world-record transfer with Manchester United but consider the versatile David Alaba as an important target.

The midfield has never been the same with the sale of Xabi Alonso to Bayern Munich and as usual, Real Madrid needs to make at least one big summer signing before the transfer window closes. They are currently awaiting a reply from the German club and remain hopeful that they can secure the signature of the Austrian.

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