Report: David Alaba holds talks with Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi

David Alaba
Foto: imago images

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba has reportedly spoken with Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi over a potential move ahead of the summer transfer window.

Alaba had officially announced that he would be leaving Bayern at the end of the current season when his contract expires, but did not state where he would be moving to.

Several top European clubs, including PSG, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester United, were linked to the Austrian. But it looked as though Zinedine Zidane’s side were leading the race to sign the 29-year-old.

However, according to a new report from Sky Germany, Mauricio Pochettino’s side could be willing to compete with Real Madrid for the veteran defender’s signature. The report claims that Alaba recently held talks with PSG president Al-Khelaifi about a potential move to the French capital.

Le Parisien also claim that Alaba has expressed his desire to play in midfield – one of the conditions that must be accepted before he agrees to make a move to any club. Alaba’s versatility allows him to seamlessly transition from defence to midfield – attributes that have enabled him to play many games in different positions during his career.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano had previously claimed that Real Madrid have a verbal agreement in place to sign Alaba at the end of the season. He claimed that a pre-contract was “almost ready”, but hadn’t been signed yet. The deal would see Alaba join Zinedine Zidane’s side on a five-year contract until 2025.

Romano also stated that Alaba received approaches from five other clubs, but he is keen on playing for the Spanish giants.