- David Alaba’s contract at Liverpool will lapse at the end of this season
- Reports from Germany say the Austrian feels undervalued despite spending 12 years at the club
- Liverpool are prepared to launch a bid for the 28-year-old
David Alaba’s contract talks with Bayern Munich have hit the rocks amid reports that Premier League reigning champions Liverpool are preparing a bid for the player.
Reports from Germany, cited in SunSport, say the Austrian utility player will see off his contract at the end of this season having spent over ten years at Bayern Munich.
According to BILD, Alaba feels undervalued at the club and he is unwilling to extend his contract further.
At the moment, the 28-year-old earns £150,000 per week at the German club while the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller earn as much as £375,000 and £300,000 respectively.
BILD are now claiming that the reigning Champions League winners are now considering a weekly £200,000 for the footballer.
The report further states that the player and his team, including his father, George, feel unappreciated despite him dedicating 12 years to the club.
Alaba is looking to earn much higher close to the top earners and now Liverpool are considering a move as they continue their quest to sign an experienced and formidable replacement for Virgil van Dijk who is injured.
Van Dijk been ruled out of action for the most part of this season after picking a terrible injury in Liverpool's 2-2 draw against Everton in the first Merseyside derby this season.
And he could be out for the most part of the 2020-21 season which could, in turn, have a toll on how Jurgen Klopp lines up going forward.
Joel Matip is also out, with Fabinho who came as a replacement also down with an injury during their 2-0 win over Midtjylland.
With Alaba out of contract at the end of the season, he is able to negotiate pre-contract talks with clubs in January ahead of a free move in the summer.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Ryan Gravenberch is being chased by several clubs including Barcelona and Juventus and now reports say Manchester United have also entered the race for the youngster.
The 18-year-old has been dubbed the ‘new Paul Pogba’ following his style of play, but reports say Ajax are unwilling to let go.
Gravenberch who just signed a fresh three-year contract at the Dutch club is in high demand from several big European clubs.
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