- David Alaba has stated that he would leave Bayern Munich when his contract expires
- Premier League club Chelsea are desperate to sign the talented Austrian defender
- He has reportedly rejected a move to join the Blues as Real Madrid are closing in
The versatile defender earlier confirmed that he would be leaving the Bundesliga giants when his contract expires at the end of the season
But there are several clubs in Europe jostling for the player’s signature as he can now agree to pre-contract talks with any of his suitors.
The Austrian international is expected to smile home with, at least, £165,000 a week in wages at Real Madrid, while he will also be paid £17.2m to join Zinedine Zidane's side.
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Alaba has also been strongly linked with Manchester City, Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea, but all four clubs now appear to have missed out on a deal for the Austrian.
The two-time Champions League winner has again been a key player for Bayern this season despite the speculation surrounding his future, making 35 appearances in all competitions.
On the other hand, Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero appears to be preparing for a life away from Manchester United after putting his N1.9 billion (£3.5m) mansion up for sale.
The 34-year-old South American made 17 appearances across competitions last campaign but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will rather trust in David de Gea or Dean Henderson this season.
However, with his current deal with the Red Devils expiring in May, the former Monaco shot-stopper is already planning his exit strategies early enough.
Attempts to sell Romero to Everton last summer fell apart on the transfer deadline day and this got his wife very angry at his current club.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Borussia Dortmund ace Erling Haaland is reportedly ready to snub a switch to the Premier League and move to Real Madrid instead.
Haaland is currently Europe's most in-demand player, with numerous clubs lining up bids in the summer.
The Norwegian hotshot has enjoyed a significant rise to prominence over the last couple of days, thanks to his impressive goalscoring heroics.
It is understood the youngster has a release clause of €75million in his current deal with Dortmund which is set to be active in a little over a year's time.
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