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Manchester United interested in signing 27-year-old left-back from Germany this Summer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side always looks to sign star players every summer and this time it’s David Alaba. The Austrian defender is on the radar of Manchester United amidst Chelsea’s interest in signing the left-back. However, the Austrian has one-year left in his contract with Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich.

According to Metro, David Alaba could join either of Premier League clubs Chelsea or Manchester United in the next two weeks. The report suggests that Alaba has rejected a contract extension with his current club, Bayern Munich. However, the defender has a year to fulfill his contract in Germany.

Alaba’s Current Form

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David Alaba is having a good time with the Bavarians, who are enjoying a good run in the Champions League. The versatile defender is now acting as a centre-back teaming up with fellow defender Boateng in the middle. While Kimmich and Alphonse Davies act as full-backs for Bayern. The 27-year-old did score the only own-goal in this Champions League campaign for Bayern Munich against FC Barcelona.

The game had a dramatic finish with the scoreline reading 8-2 in favor of Bayern Munich. Polish striker Lewandoski also had a historic night at Lisbon by scoring his record 50 goals for Bayern club in Champions League history overall. Now, the Bavarians are through to the grand finale and will face Paris Saint-Germain. Alaba will be looking to win his first Champions League title in seven years.

However, defeating Paris Saint-Germain won’t be an easy task for the German club. French forward Mbappe and Brazilian Neymar will keep wing-backs Kimmich and Davies busy from where the attack develops. It’ll be interesting to see how Bayern approaches this all-important game. Tuchel has a fine experience against Bavarians during his managerial career with Dortmund. However, this Bayern Munich side is quite different from the old side and well upgraded in each department.

The current Bundesliga outfit is in impressive form and the side didn’t even celebrate the win but were focussing for the upcoming final. While, the French giants had a good fun post game and are getting ready under Tuchel. The battle will be fierce considering the big names on both sides.

Chelsea in Chase?

Apart from the Red Devils, Alaba is under the radar of Manchester City and Chelsea. However, Manchester City are now out of the race, after they sold Sane to Bayern left with no player to swap. Now, Frank Lampard’s side is giving stiff competition for Manchester United in signing the experienced defender.

After bolstering their attack by the signature of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, the Blues are on the verge of signing versatile defender Alaba. Left-back position has been an issue for Chelsea quite a while. Although, Chelsea has Marcos Alonso and Emerson as their left-backs in their squad. Lampard is not impressed with his full-backs and wants to land a new defender.

Alaba could be the man Lampard wants in his current squad to bolster their defense. Chelsea are also having alternates as Real Madrid player Sergio Reguilon. The Spanish left-back has lured interest after his recent performances in the Europa League with Sevilla. Madrid is ready to offload the defender with an option to buyback the defender.

Alaba can be a better signing compared to young Reguilon. Alaba’s experience at the back will help Lampard’s side, who’ll be playing at Champions League next season. Alaba found the net twice and two assists for the German club this season overall competitions.

Both Chelsea and Manchester United need to rebuild their defense ahead of the season. It’s up to Alaba to choose his new club, after rejecting Bayern’s latest offer worth £13.5m.

Alaba can be seen in action by this weekend against Paris Saint-Germain in Portugal. While, Sergio Reguilon will play for Sevilla against Italian side Inter Milan. The Blues can watch their target performing against a top side in a big game. While, Manchester United can focus on deciding whether to sign the experienced defender, who can still deliver on a big game.

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