REPORT: Bayern Munich Do Not Want to Sell David Alaba

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Bayern Munich are still desperate to retain the services of wantaway defender David Alaba and do not want to sell the Austrian in the upcoming winter transfer window.

Alaba is under contract at the club until 2021, but has so far failed to agree terms over extending his stay with the club he joined from Austria Vienna in 2008.

Bayern Munich Do Not Want to Sell Alaba This Winter

Three Rounds of Contract Talks Have Already Broken Down

The future of Alaba is fast becoming something of a transfer saga for the German club. To make matters worse for the European champions, it seems to be taking a new turn for the worse with every passing week as they try to tie the defender down to a new deal.

In July, it was reported that the player’s agent was demanding a contract offer of €20 million (£18 million) a year for his client to even consider staying at the club.

Bayern are unwilling to put forward such a proposal, which would see Alaba join the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller as the club’s highest earners.

As a consequence, talks between the two parties have repeatedly failed to make headway. In October, Christian Falk, chief football writer for German publication Bild, reported that three separate rounds of negotiations over a new contract have all broken down between Bayern and the player’s representatives.

Alaba is Still a Key Bayern Munich Player

Falk now feels that it is “getting difficult” for talks to even resume over Alaba’s future, meaning Bayern are resigned to losing the defender on a free transfer next year.

However, Alaba remains a key component of the Bundesliga side’s defence, meaning the club do not want to sell him this winter, even if doing so would result in them receiving a fee for the decorated international.

Alaba now plays as a centre-back under Hansi Flick, and has made six appearances so far in the new German league season, scoring once. Last season, in one of the most successful campaigns in the club’s history, the versatile 28-year-old racked up 42 appearances in all competitions.

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