By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Bayern reportedly open talks with De Zerbi as Xabi Alonso alternative

Reports claim that Bayern Munich are trying to line up Roberto De Zerbi as an alternative to Xabi Alonso.
Bayern Munich have held talks with Brighton & Hove Albion manager Roberto Di Zerbi, according to Bild and Sky Germany.

Bild claims that De Zerbi is Bayern's main alternative to Bayer Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso in their search for a replacement for Thomas Tuchel, who is leaving in the summer.

However, they are far from the only suitors for the Italian coach, with other top clubs, including Barcelona, also thought to be interested.

De Zerbi's contract with Brighton expires in 2026.

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