Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is understood to have made direct contact with Bayern München's David Alaba, who is out of contract next summer. However, it doesn't seem like the Bavarians need to worry about losing the 28-year-old to the Spanish giants.
|Marcel Sabitzer (left) and David Alaba (right).||Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche|
David Alaba is in direct contact with Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane over a possible move to Spain, according to a report from Kicker.
The Austrian international could join Real Madrid on a free transfer at the end of the season, at which point his contract with Bayern München expires.
However, Kicker claims the Spanish capital club are unable to meet the demands of Alaba and his agent.
Apparently, Real expect Alaba to end up at Paris Saint-Germain instead, but the French champions are yet to make a concrete move for him. The same goes for Chelsea, who have also been linked with the 28-year-old.
When Bayern announced that they had withdrawn their contract offer to the 28-year-old at the beginning of this month, they knew full well that other top clubs would struggle to satisfy his demands, according to Kicker.
FC Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has since said that the door is still 'open a crack' for Alaba to remain at Allianz Arena, and the German champions still believe they are in an excellent position to keep him at the club, as per the German football magazine.