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.


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.


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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