Manchester City is keeping a close watch on David Alaba as the English side could sign the full back for a cut-price fee this summer as the Austrian enters the final year of his Bayern Munich contract.
Alaba’s contract standoff with the Bavarian giants has attracted Manchester City’s interest, who are looking to add defensive reinforcements to their squad this summer.
Pep Guardiola worked with the defender during his Bayern Munich stint and could make a move for him if the conditions are favourable.
Barcelona have also been mentioned as long-standing admirers of Alaba, whose agent Pini Zahavi is overseeing extension talks with Bayern Munich. Having agreed a deal for Valencia winger Ferran Torres, Manchester City are wasting no time in getting their transfers over the line.
Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake looks set to be on his way to the Etihad Stadium in the coming days after the Cityzens agreed a €43 million fee with the relegated side for his services.
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The Dutch defender is viewed as a much-needed signing who can provide cover and competition to Manchester City’s rearguard, as the likes of John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi continue to underwhelm.
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly is also a target for Manchester City, while Guardiola could also be on the lookout for a midfielder to replace the outgoing David Silva.
Bayern Munich, on the other hand, are still evaluating their plans for the summer. After the acquisition of Leroy Sane from Manchester City, the Bavarian giants have concentrated their efforts to renew the contracts of Alaba and Thiago Alcantara.
The latter has reportedly decided that he wants to leave the club this summer and is attracting interest from Liverpool, as the Reds look to bolster their ranks after their historic title triumph.