Chelsea 'reveal to David Alaba to bring down his pay requests'

Chelsea ‘reveal to David Alaba to bring down his pay requests’

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Bayern Munich defender David Alaba will apparently need to bring down his pay requests on the off chance that he needs to move to Chelsea.

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The versatile Austrian is set to leave Bayern as a free agent in the summer after failing to agree a new contract, and Chelsea are thought to be one of the favourites for his signature.

However, The Telegraph reports that Alaba’s mammoth wage demands could scupper a deal, as the 28-year-old would expect a salary of just under £400k per week in the English capital.

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With the club understood to be hopeful of keeping Thiago Silva on the books for another season, the report claims that Alaba must request a lower salary if he is to complete a move to Thomas Tuchel‘s side.

Real Madrid and Barcelona are also said to be in the running for Alaba’s signature, but the Bayern man may struggle to find a club willing to meet his £400k-a-week demands amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Alaba has remained a key player for Bayern despite his contract situation, and he has found the back of the net twice from 26 appearances across all competitions this term.

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